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How many of them have you read, and who is your favorite character?
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Sorry to post again, but I'd like to know folks' views on the TV series. I can't deny I enjoyed it, and had a serious childhood crush on Michael Landon, but it annoyed me that it diverged from the books in many ways, though I actually liked some of the added characters like Hester Sue and the appalling Nancy. But a while back I heard someone on the radio talking about Laura's life and they said that in some ways the books diverged from the truth, and that some aspects of the TV show like the family living at one point in a hotel and Laura having a brother were closer to life! I still prefer the books, though.
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My favorite book is These Happy Golden Years. I love the story of Laura and Almazo's courtship. My favorite character is Laura. She is such a feisty girl, and I appreciate the relationship she and her Pa had.
In regards to the TV series, I do like the series as well even though the show strays very far from the books, particularly in the later seasons. In the earlier seasons, it is much easier to catch references and storylines from the books. As I stated above, I loved L&A's courtship in the books, and that is one thing the TV show screwed up badly. I wish they wouldn't have made Laura such a childish stalker on the show and Almanzo such a gutless dolt.
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My favorite character was Mary. While I always felt that I should like Laura the most since she was the main character (and similar in personality to myself) I just always wanted to be like Mary. It may have been that, like Laura, I wanted Mary's blue eyes and blonde hair. It may have been that I felt like Mary was perfect and put together while I, again like Laura, was more likely to end up causing mischief from the best of intentions.
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Other than that, the TV show did make everyone seem stupid. Like, Carrie never grew up. She acted like a childish idiot. <Shudder.>
I can't watch the TV show today, because of all the child-whipping.
-- 02 Jun 2015, 15:57 --
Here're my thoughts on the individual books:
Little House in the Big Woods--kind of boring, but it's her earliest memories.
Little House on the Prairie--same as above, but a tad more exciting.
Farmer Boy--the only one not about her life--she wrote it from the memories of her husband's childhood. I could probably take it or leave it.
On the Banks of Plum Creek--Oh, I just loved this one when I was a kid. It was definitely a favorite.
By the Shores of Silver Lake--I never enjoyed it much when I was younger, but I suspect that I'd enjoy it now, if I could get around to re-reading it!
The Long Winter--kind of long and boring, as you would expect. They were snowed in and hungry. Not much happened that I recall.
Little Town on the Prairie--this was another favorite when I was a kid!
These Happy Golden Years--I didn't love this one as a kid, but as an adult, it's absolutely my number 1 favorite. Very romantic in a loving way that makes me envious of the author!!
The First Four Years--bores me senseless. I never have liked it, and I probably never will.
So to summarize, I love On The Banks of Plum Creek, Little Town on the Prairie, and These Happy Golden Years.