- Taschenbuch: 222 Seiten
- Verlag: ECW Press (1. September 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1550229788
- ISBN-13: 978-1550229783
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 14 - 17 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15 x 1,5 x 22,6 cm
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Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. September 2010
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"Well written and thoroughly detailed, this book will satisfy and entertain dyed-in-the-wool viewers." --"School Library Journal"
"The book's photos, exclusive interviews and details about each episode make this an interesting, informative read for true fans." "--"The"" magazine
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PS: Ich habe es mir auf Englisch gekauft, da ich die Serien zum einen lieber im Original anschaue und meiner Meinung nach in der Übersetzung oftmals etwas Flair und Witz verloren geht.
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As soon as I heard there was going to be a companion book to the show I just had to purchase it and I am SO happy I did. This book is FANTASTIC and I have read it several times since receiving it. There is a Season 1 episode guide, but unlike many guides that just say what happens in each episode, this goes directly into the heart of everything and details what the consequences of each character's actions will be, which I find REALLY interesting, as it really gets you thinking.
The cast itself has been perfectly chosen and there is also a section of the book that's devoted to the actors and actresses as well as the show's creators, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec and even L.J. Smith, who wrote the source material that the show is based on.
I really hope there will be a similar book published for Season 2 and please don't let the word 'Unofficial' on the cover put you off purchasing this, as it's truly a must-buy for all fans of the show.
I simply cannot do without this book when marathoning the episodes as soon as the yearly DVD set hits the market. I especially enjoyed the TVD staff commentary scattered throughout--you can really `see' where some of the ingenious plot twists and epic visuals get their inspiration from! Besides breaking down each and every episode in depth, there are also ingenious comparisons as to the origins of some of the fractured history that make up the basis for each episode, the episode titles, references to history and literature that were drawn on--so many times things that never occurred to you as a viewer! I love how every book in this series compares `where we've been' to `where we are now' in the big scheme of TVD. Any viewer/reader that's also a history buff will revel in the detailed `real world' events that may have inspired certain scenes and events in our characters' lives. There are also sections devoted entirely to the questions that may or may not have occurred to you during the season, as well as some of those `uncertain' events that may not exactly mesh (for the moment) with what we've seen.
These books aren't designed to `recap' the episodes, rather to enhance your thoughts as an avid watcher of the show, and spark some thoughtful contemplation for the future. Since I personally have seen every episode multiple times by the time this must-have piece of literature arrives, I don't necessarily read each chapter right after watching an episode--but that would be a great way to do it for folks just starting this book series! And you simply MUST get each edition of LYTD for every season!
One of my favorite new additions this season was the music list, by scene, that the ladies researched and included--any rabid watcher also LOVES the music used in the world of TVD, and some of the obscure new artists may just make your play list permanently!
I have ALWAYS loved the timeline section near the end of the book--this is REALLY where the Encyclopedia BritFANGnia comes in. You have no idea how many arguments I've settled as to who-did-what-to-who-when just using Crissy's dates and timeline information. Sure saves all that searching with the Fast Forward button!
If you don't have a copy yet, RUN, don't walk to get your copy NOW!
*First, the book starts with an intro on how each episode is summarized and set-up. The next chapter provides a bit of information about the writer of the Vampire Diaries book series, L.J. Smith, and tons of info about the shows creators.
*Next is a section of bios on the major characters/cast of TVD, from how their careers started to where they grew up, there are several bits of information on each each actor/actress.
*Next is the main part of the book, the episode guide. The guide is outlined episode by episode with the same questions and categories answered about each one. There is also random information thrown in throughout the episodes summaries about behind-the-scenes, related books and movies that the episodes drew inspiration from, minor character bios and more.
*In the middle of the guide is 9 full page, colored pictures of the main characters along with a few quotes from the show.
*The last sections of the book includes three interviews and a time-line. The first interview is with the writers of a book called, "A Visitor's Guide To Mystic Falls," which is a collection of TVD essays. The next interview is with one of the extras who works on The Vampire Diaries show, who tells us what it's like working the main characters as well as how it feels to watch the show in the making. The last interview is with TVD cast member Malese Jow, aka Anna.
*The last section of the book is a time-line in which Calhoun tries to place together each event, going all the way back to the 1400's, from the first season of The Vampire Diaries.
The episode summaries are very well done and organized. If you are a reader of the TVD book series, you will love that the author brings up events from the novels and shows how certain events in the show are both alike and different from the events in The Vampire Diaries novels. I really liked the behind-the-scenes parts and the character interview with Anna. The related books and TV show bits were very well used to break-up the episode summaries as well show all the inspiration the show draws from similar works, which makes the book seem more informative overall. I would have loved if there were more cast interviews and I think the only thing missing from this guide is a small section where the entire season is summarized as a whole, as well Calhoun's overall thoughts - That would have been a nice addition after reading the individual episode summaries.
Overall, I think this is a very handy guide to read after you watch the first season of The Vampire Diaries. "Love You to Death" not only summarizes each TV episode, but gives you other information about the characters, creators, and the shows inspirations.