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    true blood: books to the tv show?

    just finished both seasons of the tv show.
    i was wondering how close the show is to the books? and how are the books?

    season 2 looks like it was 2 different books, since it the show had 2 different story lines in it.

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    Re: true blood: books to the tv show?

    From what my friend's wife says, not too much.
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    Re: true blood: books to the tv show?

    I've actually been meaning to start a thread about the books.

    The books are awesome, and while they are similarities between the two, they are quite different. Alan Ball's True Blood is more an homage to Charlaine's books than a literal translation. But you should read the books too, they're great.


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    Re: true blood: books to the tv show?

    I tried the first two books and the first few episodes of season 1 of the show. I'm planning to finish the tv series at some point, but, while I liked the books okay enough I doubt I'll ever go back and finish the series. It had some decent moments, but overall, I was less than impressed.


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    Re: true blood: books to the tv show?

    Quote Originally Posted by Howlett View Post
    I tried the first two books and the first few episodes of season 1 of the show. I'm planning to finish the tv series at some point, but, while I liked the books okay enough I doubt I'll ever go back and finish the series. It had some decent moments, but overall, I was less than impressed.
    It gets better, IMO. The third book, Club Dead, is where it starts to hit it's stride.


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    Re: true blood: books to the tv show?

    My wife and I have only watched season 1, and she's the only one of us that has read the books. She basically says that book one and season one match up okay, with the show adding importance to a lot of the characters that weren't in the book and tossing in some sub-plots that weren't there along the way.

    She likes the show more, for what that's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Roman View Post
    It gets better, IMO. The third book, Club Dead, is where it starts to hit it's stride.
    Well then I'm glad the people who stuck with it are enjoying it. I still doubt I'll bother reading the series. I'll stick with the show, eventually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlett View Post
    Well then I'm glad the people who stuck with it are enjoying it. I still doubt I'll bother reading the series. I'll stick with the show, eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlett View Post
    Well then I'm glad the people who stuck with it are enjoying it. I still doubt I'll bother reading the series. I'll stick with the show, eventually.
    Howlett is never swayed by fan lather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Roman View Post
    I wasn't trying to sway you, ya lousy transplanted Irishman!!!!
    HEY! I am not "transplanted"! I'll have you know I still have all the parts I was born with!


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