I’ve finally started reading the “Walking Dead” books. Just read the first two, “Days Gone By” and “Miles Behind Us”. While the stories of the TV show and books can be similar, both are pretty different too! The TV show left a lot out from the books, changed some characters, left some characters out, and changed the story around too.
Here’s how different it is from the books:
– Shane dies even sooner. In the book, Carl kills Shane while Shane was still alive. Shane didn’t turn.
– Carol doesn’t have the buzz cut like she does in the show. In the books, she has long blonde hair. I always wondered why on the show, she has the buzz cut hair do? Cancer survivor maybe? Not sure.
– Dale and Andrea were lovers, but on the show they weren’t.
– T-Dog (Tyrese) steals the show in the books, while he gets lesser TV time in the show.
– Sophia doesn’t go missing in book 2. Instead she goes to Hershel’s home with the family and she ends up falling in love with Carl, this wasn’t in the show, they took it out.
– Hershel confronts Maggie and Glenn for having sex, but in the show, he doesn’t.
– Donna and Allen were characters not in the TV show.
– No Merle and Daryl Dixon.
– There was none of that CDC stuff at the end of book 1.
– They don’t keep the Walkers in the barn top secret. In book 2, Hershel tells Rick about it first.
That’s it. You pretty much get the idea. I can understand why the “Walking Dead” TV show gets mixed reviews ’cause it’s so different than the books. No wonder people complain about the show a lot! They left a lot of important stuff from the books that weren’t in the TV show at all.
Glad I started reading the books. I’ll start reading book 3, “Safety Behind Bars”, tomorrow.