ewalker9: janers: it makes me so happy that you read the sookie stackhouse books! Finally! someone who didn’t just watch the show >_< so, my question is, is there anything in particular that bothers you about the differences between the books and the show? Well, different things have bothered me at different points. Initially, I was hesitant about the whole part where Bill killed Long Shadow and the making of Jessica. I still don’t like that Bill did it, because I felt that Eric killing Long Shadow was an essential part of the whole Sookie/Eric relationship development…and that is probably my favorite relationship in the series. But I kind of like that Bill has a fatherly connection to Jessica, so I guess I can adapt to that. Oh completely agree. I was not pleased with the addition of Jessica in S1, but she’s grown on me. What I do not like still is how they are having Eric go about this Sookie business, in that he’s tricking her into it, whereas in the book I feel like maybe he didn’t give her all of the information but he wasn’t necessarily preying on her goodness like he did on the show. I also feel like the bit with Maryann is dragging on too long. Oh, goodness, the Maryann part, I just don’t get the complete change. In the book, sure, she loved the violence, sex, etc., but she wasn’t causing it. The crazed people of Bon Temps were doing that on their own. And Sam LIKED her. It seems so weird to do that part as a 180.