God, I just so enjoy these books. I think I figured out why. They are far closer in tone, humour and style to being like Buffy than they are to being like True Blood. The tv series takes itself so seriously and Paquin’s Sookie is so po-faced, the whole show trying so hard to be sleek and cool. The books are not in the slightest bit sleek. They are not trying to be edgy. They are full of the pure fun and joy of being a girl off on big adventures. They are far closer to Buffy’s vein of smart, sassy, resourceful female adventurer, always ready with a quip or a hit. They can only be in turns dangerous and sexy because they are predominately light and humourous. They are far more up my street than I had ever suspected. Plus, more on the Eric stuff, suits me.