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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

The "Game of Thrones" ("A Song of Fire and Ice") Books *****NO SPOILERS*****

So, I took advantage of the Amazon deal, first 4 books for $20. I was thinking that it would take me 4 months to read them all. I started into them, and I read the first three in a month. I am now in the 4th book.

My review: WOW. They're really, really good books. It's a fantasy story but directed towards a very Adult mindset. There are very few neat resolutions and often injustices are never corrected, much like the real world.

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Reply The "Game of Thrones" ("A Song of Fire and Ice") Books *****NO SPOILERS***** (Original post)
Yavin4 Oct 2012 OP
benld74 Oct 2012 #1
OriginalGeek Oct 2012 #2
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #3
nolabear Oct 2012 #4
graywarrior Oct 2012 #5
yawnmaster Oct 2012 #6
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #7
Llewlladdwr Oct 2012 #8
Frank Cannon Oct 2012 #9

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

1. HBO program came out I began to read the books. They are quite good IMHOP

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:55 PM

2. I read them so long ago

I nearly never remember if the show is following them accurately.

I think I might have to read them again. I loved them the first time through.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

3. The Show Follows The First Two Books About 95% of the Time

Much of the adaptation is actually better than the books in certain instances.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:24 PM

4. I like them too though I had to take a break now and then.

I mean there's a lot o' WORDS in them thar books! I'm voracious as hel but I always have some project reads going so I had to stop now and then to get something done. I do love his female characters and the fact that...oh, never mind. Spoilers, you know. But the show's good too.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:36 PM

5. Awesome! You just inspired me to order them.

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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:52 PM

6. Love it! but holy crap, I need to keep a genealogy chart near by, and then he keeps adding people...

lords, ladies, knights of all kinds, bastards a plenty, small folk... a challenge to keep track.
Tullys, Tarly, Tyrells. Takes a while to get it.

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Response to yawnmaster (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:21 PM

7. There's a Good Wikki That Tracks All of That

Without it, I'd be lost.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:53 PM

8. I simply could not finish the series.

I got up to about halfway throught the third book and the unending series of horrible events just became too much. It was way too grim for me.

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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:58 AM

9. The first three books were terrific.

The fourth one was a fucking chore to read. How can someone write a thousand pages and NOTHING happens?

Haven't read the fifth one yet. The word on the street, though, is that it's more of the same. It's becoming clear that GRRM has written himself into a corner and doesn't know how to end his tale.

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