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Game of Thrones: Books

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Post by Susan » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 12:39 am

I watched the first episode over the weekend. It was interesting to see the depictions of the characters and the settings.

I'm getting close to the end of A Clash of Kings. Last night in my reading, Martin listed 17, yes 17, ships in Stannis' fleet. Why?
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Post by rebecca » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 1:47 am

[quote=""annis""]You guys don't know how lucky you are :) Here in New Zealand we've only just got the TV series- watched the first two episodes last night as a start-up double. It always takes ever so much longer for books, movies and TV series to make it Down Under- sigh .... we really are the poor cousins in this respect.[/quote]

Annis is ritght and it ticks me off that everything seems to takes so much longer to reach us......I once phoned Amazon U.S.A and asked why my books were late(I ordered them on 2nd Oct for a Christmas gift) and after being given excuse after excuse I eventually lost my patience and told them...'It's not as if I live at the bottom of the world" :eek: and then after hanging up I realised I did live at the bottom of the world :D :D LOL.

If the DVD of GOT has been released then why does it show 'not available' on the Amazon U.K site? For instance Merlin Season 4 DVD will be released in Jan-2012 at Amazon U.K. But I can find nothing about GOT DVD....Geesh it's annoying! I'd love to see the show again. Grrrrrr.

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Post by rebecca » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 1:49 am

PS: The Christmas gift (2010 ) I ordered eventually arrived in January!! :rolleyes:

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Post by Susan » Sat November 5th, 2011, 12:04 pm

I finally finished A Clash of Kings. This could have been a better book with some editing. For example, the reader does not need to read a list of the 17 ships that were in the fleet of Stannis Baratheon's faction. Nor does the reader need to read a long list (I didn't count the names) of people who were traitors especially if none of them had ever been mentioned before. I skimmed through portions of this book. All that being said, I did enjoy the major plot lines, but I wish some editor would have insisted on some judicious editing.

I am going to leave Westeros for a while and sail off to other ports for my next few books.

On another topic, so far I have watched three episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones. Without all the superfluous details, it is quite enjoyable (and sometimes quite bloody!) to watch.
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Post by marklord » Tue November 8th, 2011, 12:50 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]

If the DVD of GOT has been released then why does it show 'not available' on the Amazon U.K site? For instance Merlin Season 4 DVD will be released in Jan-2012 at Amazon U.K. But I can find nothing about GOT DVD....Geesh it's annoying! I'd love to see the show again. Grrrrrr.

Bec :) [/quote]

I'd like to know what's going on with this as well - perhaps Sky have some right to show it again over Christmas and don't want those who don't pay their exorbitant subscription fees to have access until next year? Who knows. Shame though, I was hoping to add it to my Christmas wish list.
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Post by rebecca » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:47 am

I agree with you Mark and I have no idea what the networks are doing. It surprises me though that the producers of 'Game of Thrones' did not insist that it be released before Christmas, they will be missing out on big bucks. Now I wish I had taped the show :( oh well, surely one day it will be released...probably when I'm a 105 blind and toothless :p . :eek:

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Post by Susan » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:55 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I agree with you Mark and I have no idea what the networks are doing. It surprises me though that the producers of 'Game of Thrones' did not insist that it be released before Christmas, they will be missing out on big bucks. Now I wish I had taped the show :( oh well, surely one day it will be released...probably when I'm a 105 blind and toothless :p . :eek: [/quote]

If you are an HBO subscriber, you can see "Game of Thrones" online at HBO2Go. We have a three month free HBO trial and that's how I am watching the series. It will be available until 12/31/11.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 11th, 2011, 9:50 am

If you're in the uk and have got Sky Atlantic, they're repeating it now, on Sundays at 9.00 if I remember rightly.
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Post by rebecca » Mon November 14th, 2011, 11:22 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]If you're in the uk and have got Sky Atlantic, they're repeating it now, on Sundays at 9.00 if I remember rightly.[/quote]

Thanks Madeleine and Susan :)

I will probably wait until it is released on DVD but I do wonder at what is the hold up? It seems strange that the producers are not going to take advantage of the Christmas season...Oh well, their loss I guess.

I agree with you Susan when it comes to Martin and his inability to leave out non essential information...Why mention all those ships, I have no idea. I wish his editors would have a word with him and hopefully Martin will listen to them.

Bec :)

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Post by lauragill » Thu December 8th, 2011, 2:01 am

Started A Feast For Crows the other day and am liking it very much.

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