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    Has anyone else read the books? What do you think of them compared to the show? (NB if you haven't read the books, here be spoilers...)

    I read the books first (and was rather disappointed with how tame they were, as they'd been billed to me as rather scandalous) so watching the show's quite a strange experience.

    All the characters are just that little bit different, as are their relationships.

    The main difference is that Dan is seriously NOT slick in the books, but in this, he's funny and cool and gets the girl of his dreams almost right away. Also, his dad is hot in the show, while he's rather a smelly old beatnik in the books (who edits poetry anthologies and is NOT a successful gallery owner who lives in what's actually a much cooler appartment than the rich people....)

    Basically, most of the characters are just a bit cooler on the show, less rough around the edges... less convincingly teenage I suppose.

    Also, I don't know if this is going to happen on the show, so might count as a spoiler...but in the books
    Chuck is kinda gay... well, he still gets off with girls, but then he goes through more of a gay phase.

    So, what do you think? Read the books? Thoughts?

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