I didn't know there was a book until I joined this thread. You have been the only other person I've found that thinks that about the show vs. the book. It can be most frustrating. I've found that the book people don't seem to feel that way, so staying with the thread may or may not be worth it, to you and me. Unfortunately, I had to leave the True Blood thread....and that was OK, too. It got too annoying/frustrating for me.