The Sci-fi Fantasy Reader's Review

My Comments on Science Fiction / Fantasy Books and other related media.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

True Blood has a new character

I must say that this new character, Portia Bellefleur is suppose to be a female version of her brother, Andy. HBO True Blood series is doing it's best to change what is mainly in the books, so Portia is going to be played by Courtney Ford from the series Dexter.
Courtney Ford is way good looking to being playing Portia, can't there be ordinary looking people in this show?  In the books, Sookie isn't liked by Portia who looks down on our Bon Temps heroine.  The Bellefleurs are an old southern family that used to be high society but are down on their luck and have to work for a living. I wonder if they will change Portia's character from the book?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Haven't finished a novel!

I haven't finished two books I started reading.  I'm not sure if it's the books are just me.
 The latest book by S.L.Viehl is just to annoying, I thought when she had Cherijo's personality change due to the an accident, it was for good.  The original Cherijo was damn annoying and personality kind of grated on the nerves as the series went on.  The changed Cherijo who was known as Jarn was sooo much better character.  The Dream called time book is losing my interest for now so I haven't gone through half the book.
The next book not finished since I usually read more than one book at a time is Patricia Briggs, Masques.  It is her first book she published in 1993 and I think she re-edited it for this new publication.  The characters are good but the plot is set in a make believe land where they have magic and magical creatures. It's good, I'm almost done with the book but don't know when I'll be finished.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The end of the True Blood Season 3

It is over and I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Can you believe Sooki has dumped Bill? Will she be with Eric or do you think that's never going to happen? In the book, Sookie does end up with him but she does have a fling with a were-tiger. Quinn, a character that doesn't last but could be interesting in the HBO series. Sookie is with him in two or is it three books. Eric though is a presence in every book.
Bill still loves Sookie and is always there for her. But I must say he is more interesting in the show than in the books. The writers for the show will keep his presence known with the marriage between the actors.
In the next book, witches put a hex on Eric and he looses his memory. Sookie, of course, helps him through the transition but in the book she kills Alcide's ex, Debbie, in the end. This season has seen Debbie but she'll be back. She's a good character to hate.
The whole thing with Sam irritates me to no end. His character in the tv show has changed with the introduction of his family. We find out through flashbacks that he was a theft and has killed before. In the books, Sam is a reliable were who is a stable character throughout the books. Where are they going with Sam?