The Vampire Diaries - The Awakening - Guide and Television Collection Are Highly Totally different Items

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 12:40am

I'm ordinarily superb about studying a e-book prior to it really is Maria Jose Cristerna Proclaiming Herself As Vampire Woman turned into a motion picture or Tv reveal. I scan Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone well before the very first movie arrived out, Chamber of Secrets and techniques shortly earlier than it came out on movie, and the rest of the books extended earlier than they developed it to the large display screen. I was a fan of Sookie Stackhouse and had browse all but the newest two of Charlaine Harris's publications about her previously tuning in to the A fact Blood Television series. I examine Twilight just before it was a movie, then examine New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn in a mad reading binge well before I'd seen a one preview of the New Moon film.

When it happens to The Vampire Diaries, though, I dove into watching the Tv series despite the fact that barely aware of L. J. Smith's textbooks. I realized nothing at all about Elena Gilbert or the Salvatore brothers prior to I tuned to for the initial.

I've eventually gotten about to looking at the first of all guide in the series, The Awakening. One of my FaceBook acquaintances warned me the publications have been not a single thing like the collection. I was relatively skeptical about that how completely different could it definitely be?, I wondered. My skepticism was misplaced. The e-book A Thousand Splendid Suns, Another Hosseini's Breathtaking Story is relatively totally different.

On Television, Elena has striking darkish hair and brown eyes, as does her historical, vampire counterpart, Katherine. In the e book, Elena and Catherine are blondes with lapis lazuli-blue eyes. The environment of the present is Mystic Falls in New England the ebook is set in Fell's Church, in the South. Tv Elena has a teenage brother guide Elena has a four-yr-previous sister. Television Aunt Judith doesn't have a boyfriend guide Judith is engaged to a man named Bob. Bonnie is numerous: African-American on Television, she's a small, white woman with curly red hair in the ebook. The character of Meredith didn't even make it onto the screen.

The largest distinction, although, has to be in Stefan and Damon Salvatore. On Television, they ended up born and elevated in Mystic Falls and grew to become vampires in the Civil War era. Perhaps this was purely a little bit of Authentic Blood rivalry, even though. In the textbooks, the Salvatores are from Italy and very much, a lot of older. The acquired their supernatural powers in the Renaissance.

I don't specially like Elena Gilbert. She's a silly, shallow, self-centered creature, the type of stereotypically quite, well-known teenage lady who may make actual teenage ladies blush with shame. The Television version of Elena is the very same way, but the ebook takes the stereotype a wee little bit even more by making her a Southern woman. Elena Gilbert is essentially the vacuous ice princess Scarlett O'Hara (who was seriously somewhat intelligent, but played dumb to draw in boys) was pretending to be. In comparison to Elena, Scarlett is a Jimmy Carter-esque humanitarian. A whole lot ado has been manufactured about Bella Swan's helpless, self-damaging habits in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight collection, but Elena could put on that crown just as simply.

Nor is L. J. Smith's producing style a notably literary one particular. She can be forgiven for this, possibly, considering that she's creating for a young grownup audience. The painless-breezy, trend-mag tone of the e book is unwell-suited to its darkish subject materials. It is like Elena mistakenly fell off the cover of Teen Vogue and into a pulp horror novel. For viewers with even more sophisticated tastes, this will hardly do.

Nonetheless, there's one thing intriguing about the storyline that retains me from seeking to give up on this entire sequence. Convinced, Elena is dumb, and Damon on paper is as detestable as he is on Television. The beating heart of this vampire series, ironically, is Stefan. Like Edward Cullen, he's a vampire "vegetarian," preferring to hunt animals relatively than folks. Contrary to Edward, he may make an occasional slip. He has all of Edward's Byronic, tortured mojo free of Edward's unlucky, stalker-ish tendencies. He's the poor boy, but the question right here is not whether or not the girl with a heart of gold can preserve him, but whether he can conserve the lady with the coronary heart of nothing at all.

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