After finishing all the Sookie Stackhouse novels I can't help but wonder how close the HBO series is going to follow the novels. There are considerable differences so far in the first book to the first season of the show, how much will the two continue to differ?
Because I've read all the books, I'm hoping True Blood takes it's own path, if not, I've ruined the next 7 seasons of the show for myself by reading the novels.
A run down of the notable differences between Dead Until Dark and True Blood season 1 lead me to believe True Blood will not follow the Sookie Stackhouse series too closely:
Jason gets involved with the Church of the Sun in the end of the television series, not in the book.
Tara is not the same character in True Blood as she is in Dead Until Dark. In True Blood Tara is a very prominent character, not so much in the book.
Maryanne Forrester, better known as the lady with the pig, is a Maenad who roams the woods in the books, yet she owns what looks like a mansion in the television series and it looks like she will have a more important role in True Blood than she did in the book.
In the HBO Series, Sam knows Maryanne and seems to have some type of history with the Maenad, in the book he meets her for the first time when she comes to Bon Temps.
Did I forget anything significant? What are you thoughts?
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