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Game of Thrones

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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 6th, 2011, 9:06 am

Or you could leave it a few months and then read it. I'm watching the series but intend to read the book, too, but won't read it for a while.
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Post by Ash » Wed July 6th, 2011, 2:07 pm

Actually I'd read the first one. There is a ton of stuff they left out of that one, info that will help you in the second season (esp stuff about the direwolves, and their connection with their young owners, and all of Bran's dreams). Then read the second one before the show starts. Yes you'll know whats happening, but I found having read the books before really increased my love for the show.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 6th, 2011, 4:02 pm

Yes, as Ash says, reading the book(s) will fill in any gaps, as the TV series does sort of skim and condense quite a lot of things, especially some of the relationships - there's a lot more of the Dothraki for example, and also more about Daenerys and Viserys's backgrounds.
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Post by Ash » Wed July 6th, 2011, 6:12 pm

And the Dothraki wedding night scene was totally different in the book. Wish they stuck to that one, but we are talking HBO after all.

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Post by laktor » Thu July 7th, 2011, 3:15 am

Thanks all for your comments. I just can't seem to make up my mind whether to start reading with book 1 or 2. Book 1 may have more information and more events happen than was shown on tv, but I'll still already know the big events that happen in advance of reading. So, I'm inclined to start with book 2, but not 100% sure. .... and I'm not a fast reader, so if I start with 1, I'm investing quite a bit of time.

I do like reading books before watching it on tv, such as with Lonesome Dove. I loved that book and then loved the mini-series, even though reading the book first meant I knew what would happen.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 8th, 2011, 8:51 am

I assume it'll be about a year before Series 2 hits the screens; I'm not a fast reader either by any stretch, but hope to fit in Book 2 before the next series; I don't think it's quite as big as the first book either!
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Post by Brenna » Sun July 10th, 2011, 7:06 pm

My husband and I do not have HBO but my father-in-law does and since we spend a week at his house, he was gracious enough to let us watch all of the episodes on demand! He watched 10 episodes in 4 days. What a fantastic series!! I plan on buying the books today and starting this book 1 even though I really want to read book 2 to know what happens next! However, I was really disappointed by the lack of explanation on the wolves in the tv series and want to know more. I don't know if I can read the scene with Lady though...
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun July 10th, 2011, 7:15 pm

I read that
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Post by Brenna » Mon July 11th, 2011, 3:36 pm

Perhaps there should have been a spoiler warning there SM! And I was not happy with how that all went down!
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Post by ejays17 » Tue July 12th, 2011, 8:01 am

For those readers who are interested, the next volume A Dance With Dragons has been finally published!! SLOC bought 2 copies today for us, as there's no way either of us could have been patieint enough to wait for the other to finish before starting :D
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