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Game of Thrones: Books

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue July 19th, 2011, 3:32 pm

I've only read the first book and must admit that I found the Dothraki the weakest storyline, all that "sun and stars" and "moon and sun" stuff, although I was pleased when the awful Viserys got his come-uppance, and felt that Dany started to come into her own after that.
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Post by Mythica » Tue July 19th, 2011, 4:57 pm

It's strange, I've seen a lot of people say the Dany/Dothraki storyline is uninteresting but it's probably my favorite.

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Post by Ash » Tue July 19th, 2011, 8:44 pm

It was my least favorite to start with, but as the books got going, it got interesting to me. Now tho I want to just slap the girl silly. Or slap Martin, for giving this character power, but little ability to lead or make useful decisions (tho granted she is very young, they all are, really)

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Post by fljustice » Tue July 19th, 2011, 9:13 pm

Thanks for starting this thread! I finished the first book a month ago and am taking a break before I tackle the next one. Haven't read any fantasy for a while and truly enjoyed this one.
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Post by rebecca » Wed July 20th, 2011, 1:48 am

I really enjoyed the first book and the characters though I did have a problem with the Dany/Dothraki angle, perhaps it was just too dark for me. My favorite characters thus far is Tyrion and Jon Snow but his time on the wall I found a tad irritating. The stupidity of Sansa is also irritating but I think that's the way she is(vain and silly)while Arya is the opposite and more likeable. I enjoy a good villian so am looking forward to finding out what is going to happen to Jamie Lannister and his evil sister Cersei.

Then as I started the second book I was struck down with flu and found myself getting lost in all the new characters and so I put it aside to pick up later.

Martin is very good in laying out the scene and is not frightened in killing off some of the main characters(wont name who) and I also like the humour in it. It really has everything great villians who you love to hate and a few hero's who you hope will be able to prevail. But it is not a 'cartoon' book as Martin injects real insight into his characters and makes them believable.

Hopefully now I am feeling better I can return to the second book and finish it.

Best wishes

Bec :)

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Post by Ash » Wed July 20th, 2011, 2:37 am

is not frightened in killing off some of the main characters
You might not mind it now. Come back after the third book and tell me how you feel about it - just saying :) Glad you're feeling better!

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Post by Brenna » Wed July 20th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I've started the second book and so far have mixed feelings. It's frustrating to not know if someone is actually good or evil or if they will survive the latest adventure. At the same time, it's what makes the books brilliant. And I have 5 more books of this??!!
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Post by Ash » Wed July 20th, 2011, 1:56 pm

Well, three more that have been published. Apparently there are two more to come...Yeah, the knowing how its going to turn out is a big part of the fun. Its also how Martin makes us care about them all is part of his genius. And as you get into the books, you find good and evil sometimes tossed on its head once or twice.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 20th, 2011, 3:00 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I've started the second book and so far have mixed feelings. It's frustrating to not know if someone is actually good or evil or if they will survive the latest adventure. At the same time, it's what makes the books brilliant. And I have 5 more books of this??!![/quote]

Yep it's refreshing to read something which isn't afraid to kill off popular characters - I couldn't believe it when Eddard got executed but for once it makes a change to not have a "Hollywood-style" ending if you know what I mean :) And from reading the blurb on the backs of some of the other books (I've only read book 1 so far) there's more of that to come!
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Post by Sharz » Wed July 20th, 2011, 6:32 pm

I pre-ordered Dance but haven't started it. I read 1-4 back in 2005. Loved 1-3 (although HATED parts of 3!) 4 was good but not up to par. The HBO series caught hubby's attention and I wanted to re-read 1-4 to refresh my memory before 5, so we started reading them aloud to each other. Finished 3 last night. He's whining something awful that he doesn't want me to read 5 until we're done with 4.

I'll probably humor him. ~rolling eyes~

While secretly reading all the spoilers I can find. ~evil cackle~
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