I could go on for many, many pages about names, but this is just a little thing. I checked out the new series True Blood tonight. I love the premise and Anna Paquin is great, but it's a little too much for me. I'm more of a "cozy" girl than a "gritty" girl, really.
But, what REALLY got to me was the main character - Sookie Stackhouse. Great name! Love it! What I don't love? They kept saying the "sook" part to rhyme with took or book or cook or look or rook and wow, they have a lot of phonetics on their side. But, I watched Gilmore Girls for years and their Sookie said her name with the "soo" to rhyme with too or loo or moo. And every time someone talked to Sookie Stackhouse it was like fingers on a chalkboard. I was practically screaming "It's SOO-kie!" Not really screaming, but screaming internally.
So, um, I can't watch the show. That and I'm too much of a wimp for HBO series, really. And I don't really find vampires attractive, so the whole premise falls flat for me. I tend to like guys that look tan and healthy and robust, so the pale, thin, can't go out in daylight, love to drink blood thing just doesn't work for me. Really not a goth girl here. Now, sadly, there will be all these dangling storylines in my head because they really did do a great job of raising story questions, darn it!
On another note, no matter how curious you are, or how much you think you might need this knowledge... never, NEVER I say, google anything with the word "worm" in it and then hit "Images". Research stinks.
OK, back to my WIP.
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
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