I’m typically acceptable about perusing a book before it is transformed into a film or TV show. I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone before the primary film came out, Chamber of Secrets quickly before it came out on film and the remainder of the books some time before they made it to the big screen. I was a devotee of Skokie Stackhouse and had perused everything except the most recent two of Charlene Harris’ books about her prior to checking out the True Blood TV arrangement. I read Twilight before it was a film, then, at that point read New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn in a distraught perusing gorge before I’d seen a solitary review of the New Moon film.
With regards to The Vampire Diaries, however, I dove into watching the TV arrangement while scarcely mindful of L. J. Smith’s books. I knew nothing about Elena Gilbert or the Salvatore siblings before I tuned to for the debut.
I have at last found time to read the principal book in the arrangement, The Awakening. One of my Facebook companions cautioned me the books were nothing similar to the arrangement. I was fairly doubtful about that; how extraordinary could it truly be? I pondered. My distrust was lost. The book is totally different.
On TV, Elena has striking dim hair and earthy colored eyes, as does her verifiable, vampire partner, Katherine. In the book, Elena and Catherine are blondes with lapis lazuli-blue eyes. The setting of the show is Mystic Falls in New England; the book is set in Fell’s Church, in vampire diaries quizzes South. Television Elena has a teen sibling; book Elena has a four-year-old sister. Television Aunt Judith does not have a sweetheart; book Judith is locked in to a person named Bob. Bonnie is unique: African-American on TV, she’s a little, white young lady with wavy red hair in the book. The personality of Meredith did not make it onto the screen.
The greatest distinction, however, must be in Stefan and Damon Salvatore. On TV, they were brought up in Mystic Falls and became vampires in the Civil War time. Maybe this was a touch of True Blood competition, however. In the books, the Salvatore’s are from Italy and a whole lot more seasoned. The obtained their heavenly powers during the Renaissance.
I do not especially like Elena Gilbert. She’s a senseless, shallow, egotistical animal, the kind of characteristically beautiful, mainstream adolescent young lady who makes genuine teen young ladies become flushed with disgrace. The TV rendition of Elena is a similar way; however the book takes the generalization a small piece further by making her a Southern young lady. Elena Gilbert is really the vacuous ice princess Scarlett O’Hara who was very savvy, yet acted ignorant to draw in young men was professing to be. Contrasted with Elena, Scarlett is a Jimmy Carter-sequel philanthropic person. Much ado has been made about Bella Swan’s vulnerable, pointless conduct in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight arrangement, yet Elena could wear that crown simply.
Nor is L. J. Smith’s composing style an especially scholarly one. She can be pardoned for this, maybe, in light of the fact that she’s composition for a youthful grown-up crowd. The simple, style mag tone of the book is inappropriate to its dull subject material. It resembles Elena erroneously tumbled off the front of Teen Vogue and into a mash frightfulness novel. For perusers with more complex preferences, this will barely do.
In any case, there is a fascinating thing about the storyline that holds me back from needing to abandon this whole arrangement. Certainly, Elena is idiotic, and Damon on paper is however awful as he seems to be on TV. The thumping heart of this vampire arrangement, incidentally, is Stefan. Like Edward Cullen, he’s a vampire vegan, liking to chase creatures instead of individuals. In contrast to Edward, he makes an intermittent slip. He has the entirety of Edward’s Byronic, tormented magic without Edward’s appalling, stalker-is inclinations. He’s the awful kid, yet the inquiry here is not whether the young lady with an endearing personality can save him, yet whether he can save the young lady with the core of nothing.