(Closed) Spinoff: Anyone prefer the Sookie Stackhouse books to the show?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I read all of them after watching the first season & absolutely loved the books. My Fiance & I love watching the show together (& he’s on the 4th book now), but I admit it’s not as good… although I think they capture the essence nicely.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I started out by watching the show – and I’m kind of “eh” on this season so far. I just started reading the books, and am still on the first one – at least that one they stuck to the book for Season 1, but I’ve heard that the show has taken a nosedive in the opposite direction of the books, which is why I decided to read them. So far, I’m enjoying the books more anyway!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I watched the first season when it first started and that’s how I discovered the books and I love them.  Books are always better. My understanding is that Charlaine Harris does have some say in the show.

I still love the show because of how it differs.  It does it’s own thing and doesn’t ruin anything.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@7SEVENJ9: I went through all of them in a matter of weeks- I was sneaking off to read whenever I had a few minutes to myself, I was so obsessed! Then I got depressed when I finished the last one. I’m considering rereading them soon- enjoy!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@StormyRose: I’m thinking quinn wont ever be a character on trueblood. But that’s just a guess. Just the way they are veering off doesnt leave much room for him.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@StormyRose: I hope they bring Quinn to the show too yes- he sounded so hot! It was a tossup for me which I liked better for Sookie in the books- Eric or Quinn.

And yes- Fiance & I sit around talking about the differences while watching the show, but it becomes too jumbled up for me- even the things that are the same sometimes don’t even happen in the same order on the show… I’m still thinking Jason will become a werepanther eventually on the show. If not, why set it up like in the books? (I have about 100 questions just like that too)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love the books.  But after feeling ‘meh’ about last season and ‘WTF?’ about this season’s opener, I gave up on the show.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@StormyRose: totally rooting for wentworth miller to be cast as quinn.  i can dream.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@StormyRose: Yep, he’s been that way all season & has just snapped out of it in this past week’s episode. I liked him & Sookie together.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The books are amazing…I agree with the PP that the show does a good job of capturing the essence but it is just not as good as the books!

 

****SPOILER****

Were any other show watchers and book readers pissed that E said those 3 words to Sookie in the last episode???  WAY too out of character for him I thought – based on the books!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We just finished the 3rd season, and i’m almost done the 3rd book.

I’m enjoying both series a whole lot. But you definitely have to seperate them.

The books only capture Sookies point of view, and that’s not substantial enough for a season to work from, so they needed to add in what’s going on with all the other characters to make it loveable as a tv show.

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