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jmf552

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Being a fan of both the books and the show, my biggest gripe is the way Bosch's wife dies, being gunned down in an LA parking lot, and the fact that the series now has Maddie somewhat grown up, means they can never do the plot of the book Nine Dragons, which IMO is the best and most unique of the Bosch books. 

Other than that, it's great. I do think the screen Bosch and the book Bosch are different characters. I read the books first and although Titus W's portrayal is great, it is not at all how I pictured Bosch based on the books.
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I also have read all the books and numerous times. I agree that the plot differences are deep in some issues (I mean Money is still around, right? How's that work?)
I note the addition of characters that I do not recall in any of the novels (Avril? Was he ever in a book?). And of course J. Edgar is in ALL the episodes and that is
different too. The books are lengthy, have a lot of pages to flesh out complicated plots/characters. On the other hand the TV episodes are well done with what can
be done in 48 minutes (another series that we liked was from England, called "Foyle's War" and its episodes were much longer allowing for some great depth, not
necessarily better but certainly gave the producer, writers and director more leeway) ALTHOUGH this season seems to bounce a bit more in any one episode. We try
not to binge and have stretched the season to six days... I ALSO liked Nine Dragons and its inclusion of Eleanor's lover, good piece of action on the boat as well.
One I miss, although parts were included in the 'home shootout', are The Narrows and Zzyzx Rd and the desert. The "Lost Light" home shootout was included in
the series but to a different scenario than in the books... so it goes. All good entertainment and a reasonable presentation of the written.

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Andrea

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I agree, when we read, we all picture what a character looks like...When the series started, Bosch wasn't at all what I imagined...But Titus is great in the part...so now, when I read the books, he comes to mind...
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Originally Posted by jmf552
Being a fan of both the books and the show, my biggest gripe is the way Bosch's wife dies, being gunned down in an LA parking lot, and the fact that the series now has Maddie somewhat grown up, means they can never do the plot of the book Nine Dragons, which IMO is the best and most unique of the Bosch books. 

Other than that, it's great. I do think the screen Bosch and the book Bosch are different characters. I read the books first and although Titus W's portrayal is great, it is not at all how I pictured Bosch based on the books.


I agree.
One of my biggest disappointments in the original casting was Maddie. She could never fit all the books in my head. She needed to be younger.
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