Which version of Eric do you prefer: book or show? Why?
SHOW. Because he’s so much more of a badass than book Eric. Darker, and more true to his character? I mean, Book Eric says one thing and do the other, sometimes I think he’s bipolar. I’m gonna get a whip lash for this, aren’t I?
It depends. I think the way Eric is portrayed on the show fits with the general feel of the show as a whole. They’ve made him very much Bill’s opposite – ruthless and tough (but with a sense of humour). In the books I think Bill and Eric are much more alike. If anything, Bill is the bigger bastard. Eric just loves himself more than anyone else. But to be honest, I view the books and show as separate entities. Even though I began watching the show when it first aired last year, and I’ve only just read the books last month, I don’t see Anna and Alex etc. when I read the books. To me the characters are completely different in looks and personality when I read the books, compared to the show. So what I suppose I’m saying in my typically long-winded way is: I like both equally because I think they work the best in their overall context.
Hmmm….yes, one can view it that way. I read all nine books in one weekend and I only read them once so… from that stint, I can see that you’re right – book characters and show characters are not the same. Even Show Sookie is different from Book Sookie.
True…the first time I read through them, I wasn’t as impressed with Eric. The next few times (because I read and re-read and re-read ‘cause I’m a crazy obsessive fangirl) I grew more and more impressed with him.