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User Topic: "A Game of Thrones"
itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 12:23 PM, December 31st (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm sure some of you have read it..
I got the series for Christmas, haven't started it yet.

Thoughts? Good, bad? It's the first series I know NOTHING about that I'm about to read.

I haven't watched the show, either so I'm really going in blind.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, December 31st (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The first four books are fantastic, then (in my opinion) the author gets a little long-winded and adds in a lot of extra characters that make it more difficult to keep the threads of the story.

Don't get me wrong- it is a GREAT series.
However, George R. R. Martin is a slow writer (perfectionist), so it takes a long while for the next book to come out.

Enjoy!


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 1:20 PM, December 31st (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you!

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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 2:37 PM, December 31st (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Still working my through 5. I found books 2 and 4 to be a bit of a chore but for the most part I'm enjoying the series.


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 2:57 PM, December 31st (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I agree with Gaby except that I found the fourth book to be pretty tedious too (although still good).


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, January 6th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm loving it so far. I'm totally grossed out by the incest, though I'm enjoying the intrigue.

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SurprisinglyOkay
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Default  Posted: 12:33 PM, January 6th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love it!
I had a long break between 4 and 5, which I'm reading now.
Even though I read the wiki pages for reminders, I am so lost when certain things and characters come up....



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Alex CR
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Default  Posted: 4:15 PM, January 10th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read them all when the last one, Dance of Dragons came out. Both H and I spent many months reading them. Sometimes it dragged a little, but he develops the characters so well that I could almost see them. I really enjoyed the series and look forward to Martin getting another one out.

When it came out on video we bought the first season and I think they did a pretty good job picking most of the people to fit the parts.

I think reading it is still better than watching it though.


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IrishLass518
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Default  Posted: 5:12 PM, January 10th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Love them, just started book 5 this week and I am addicted to the show. I have a love/hate thing with the author as I have come to know this series better.


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traicionada
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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just got home from the library with my shiny copy of Book 4. I can't wait


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cannibal
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Default  Posted: 3:39 AM, January 16th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I absolutely love the show!!!

I can't wait until the new season starts!!!

I haven't read the books. I've heard there are a few differences, but like all novels the books tell it better than the tv ever could.


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Coachdig10
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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, January 17th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This is the best series of books I have read. Liked if even more than the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I am currently reading Name of the WInd and find it good as well.


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Slayer
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Default  Posted: 10:48 PM, January 19th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I tried so hard to get into these books and I just couldn't. I don't know why, but I couldn't get "lost" into it like I like

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Ascendant
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Default  Posted: 9:25 AM, January 20th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This is probably my favorite book series ever. Love 'em.


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flayed
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Default  Posted: 3:29 PM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think this is probably my favorite series of books ever. For me there weren't any slow books. I am dying for the next one to come out. That is my only complaint....too long to wait in between books.

Coachdig10- where did you get Name of the Wind?


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flayed
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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oops. I got mixed up about the author for "Name of the Wind".


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

For those who've read the books & watched the show, did you love both? I held off watching until I finished the books and I haven't started yet.


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Default  Posted: 4:48 PM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love both the books and the HBO series. Tyrion most of all
Be aware that there will be differences....more and more as the series progresses.


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SurprisinglyOkay
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Default  Posted: 8:54 PM, February 3rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

For those who've read the books & watched the show, did you love both? I held off watching until I finished the books and I haven't started yet.

I love both! I am more of a reader so I would read the books first. I read the books a while ago and read them so fast that as I watch I'm trying to remember what actually happened in the books, and having trouble.

I may need to read them again at some point.


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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 12:19 PM, February 4th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love both the TV series and the books. Maybe the show more, but they are further behind so we'll see how that goes.

I started with the show, and found the female characters more endearing, then on to the books and the male characters are more appealing. Except Tyrion, he is awesome in both.

I wouldn't worry about spoiling yourself one way or the other, they are different enough to be enjoyable in both forms.


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