eastmidswhizzkid wrote:having read the book umpty-ump million times before i saw this and just the once afterwards i can honestly say you can count the (noticable) variations/additions on one hand.
Anathema being American
Her mother being involved
Pepper's kid sister missing from the Inquisition
The omission of Pepper's mum's buying of a bra in her background narrative
The addition of prophecies which were most certainly not in Ms Nutter's original
"I smell evil." "Ah yes, that would be the Jeffrey Archer."
The first encounter between Shadwell and Newton Pulsifer
And that's just in the 2nd episode.
That's part of the problem (and it's my problem, certainly, no-one else's) - you read a book and you dream up the environments where the action happens in your head. Someone makes a movie or TV series, and it's what's in their
head, they take out the bits that don't matter to them
(and they don't see fit to consult with you first). Sometimes it's fine, sometimes...it's disappointing.