I began watching True Blood after reading books 1,2 and part of this book. With the exception of Tara and Lafayette,(love him!), I much prefer the books. I feel the show went way beyond the books and into some other place I don't like. It's nice to have a face and voice to match with a character as I read, but the show got too weird for me. I had decided to give up the books but I'm going to try another one. I am hoping to regain the pleasure I found in the first books (before I watched the show) I am very much team Eric, this book shows such a different side to him. I would like to see an exploration of his relationship with Sookie.