Monday, July 19, 2010

Review: True Blood and Philosophy

Book Info:

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Wiley (June 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470597720
ISBN-13: 978-0470597729
Review Copy: FSB Media

What I Thought:

I love the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series; there is always a TON of insight into things that I don't think we normally notice. I knew I had to check it out when I saw it was True Blood! I love the show and Harris' books. Once again, I gained some really deep insight into one of my favorite shows and human thought. These are not light reads but they certainly make you think and ponder.

About The Book:
(from Amazon)

This book has not been approved, licensed, or sponsored by any entity or person involved in creating or producing the Southern Vampire Mysteries, True Blood, the novels, or TV show.

Does God hate fangs?
Is Sam still Sam when he turns into a collie?
Is coming out of the coffin the same as coming out of the closet?
Are all vampires created evil?

Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, fairies, telepaths—True Blood has it all. In a world where supernatural creatures coexist with human beings, Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton wrestle with powerful desires while facing complex issues concerning sex, romance, bigotry, violence, death, and immortality. Now, True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of some of history's great thinkers to perform some philosophical bloodletting on this thought-provoking series. From the metaphysics of mind reading to Maryann Forrester's cult of Dionysus, from vampire politics to the nature of personal identity, and from contemporary feminism to the rights of nonhuman species, True Blood and Philosophy mines the thinking of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and John Rawls to enlighten us on the intriguing themes that surround this supernatural world. You'll find no shortage of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teeth into!

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1 comment:

  1. Definitely agree on the "not a light read" but you're right, they DO make you think. Haven't read this one, but I did read the one with ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Exploring literature through a new set of rules...definitely an eye-opening experience. Thanks for sharing!