I am a HUGE fan of the television series Shetland. I think I could easily say it’s my favorite television show ever…besides MASH. Have you seen the series?? Season 7 came out this Fall and I watched it each week with MUCH anticipation of the next week.
I love everything about the characters. I love the actors. I love-love-love the scenery. I love the storylines. I love peacoats. There really isn’t anything I don’t like. Wait…I don’t like that there is so much time between seasons.
Well, the other day when I was looking for a book to listen to I decided to check out the book series that the shows were originally based on. The first in the series in Raven Black.
I wasn’t sure what I’d think when I started because sometimes books are better than shows and versa-visa.
I ended up liking both. They are enough different to keep my interest so that was wonderful. The only problem I have, and it’s not a problem, is that I keep imagining the characters on the television to be the characters in the book. They have the same names so…
It turns out in the book that Jimmy really doesn’t like Sandy but in the show, Jimmy can get annoyed by Sandy but he actually still really likes him and values his work. In the book, Fran isn’t dead. Cassie is younger. All of this is totally okay but just different.
Here is what Amazon had to say: