Friday, September 4, 2015

Page 18: Lestat and Sookie

“Lestat” refers to Anne Rice’s fictional vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, famous from her Vampire Chronicle novels, which include Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, etc. You can see the full list at Anne Rice’s website.

“SUH-kay” refers to Sookie Stackhouse, from Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries series (you can see the full list at Charlaine Harris’s website), in particular the breathless way how the character Bill Compton pronounces it in the HBO television series adaptation True Blood. If you’ve never heard Bill Compton say it (or just can’t get enough), this will help:

These two characters have, of course, never met (except maybe in fanfic). But if they ever did, it would look something like this:

Above left: Lestat de Lioncourt, as portrayed by Tom Cruise
in Geffen's big-screen adaptation of Interview with the Vampire (1994).
Above right: Sookie Stackhouse, as portrayed by Anna Paquin
in HBO's small-screen series, True Blood (2009-2014).

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