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Portuguese “Dead Until Dark” Book Cover

The Portuguese website Rascunho announces that the rights of Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Series have been bought by an Portuguese publisher and in April of this year “Dead Until Dark” will be in bookstores all over Portugal.

The book cover that is displayed next to this article caught my attention. It looks very different from the image we know so well. The mouth is completely different and the fangs are in the wrong place.

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    February 20, 2009

    I have never really understood why this “look” was chosen for True Blood. First of all, Pam and Diane are really the only female vampires we’ve seen in the show so far, so I’m not sure why they chose a female vampire as the “face” for True Blood. Also, to me, the image seems to focus on the blood loving and sucking vampires, when the story is about so much more than that. I’m sorry, I’ve just never liked it. If I didn’t know better, I would never have picked up a book or watched a show if this was the only visual advertisement.

    Perhaps some of you can enlighten me, cause I just don’t get it.

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    February 21, 2009

    I don’t understand either. When the first book was published as a paperbook in 2001, it had a picture of Sookie & Bill. Recently, the first book came out in hardbook. It has Sookie and Bill on it. I think, and that is dangerous for me : – ), that a new cover was wanted that more reflected the show. I enjoy both the books and the show, but, they are definitely different.

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    August 11, 2009

    Susan and Bessie,

    books today live in a difficult market. With movies and series people don’t always want to READ the stories. So they have to make the books look interesting so they can sell. This cover is atractive: it’s sexy, it’s danger, it has sex in a female form, it has lust….

    I agree that once you read the story you see it’s not only about that… but a cover with Bill and Sookie would not sell as much as this.

    well, it would, perhaps, with a shirtless Bill and a unprotective sexy Sookie… hehe

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    August 26, 2009

    I think you will find that the one on the left is actually a fan made picture from flickr. It’s a photo of Keira Knightley, used in photoshop.

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