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Game of Thrones: Books

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Post by Mythica » Sun February 26th, 2012, 10:42 am

The amount of characters is partly what makes the series so great for me - it makes it realistic. Life and politics are complex and so is the series. I also find Jon a little boring (whereas he seems a favorite for a lot of other readers) but most of the rest of the characters fascinate me.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 26th, 2012, 11:19 am

I've only read the first book. I just found it entertaining as it contains a bit of everything - historical aspect, interesting characters, adventure, drama, love interest, dragons....................

I've got Clash of Kings on my pile to read in March.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 26th, 2012, 12:06 pm

I've started Clash of Kings and am enjoying it so far, although it could move along a bit faster - lots of forces gathering at various parts of Westeros but not too much actually happening, although there have been a couple of "reveals" which are quite good. To my surprise, Arya is more interesting in this book - I couldn't stand her in the first book but in this one she is starting to come into her own. Tyrion is also one of my favourite characters, he certainly gets the best lines. But the one I really want to read is book 3, I've heard a lot about it on this site!
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Post by laktor » Sun February 26th, 2012, 7:17 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I've started Clash of Kings and am enjoying it so far, although it could move along a bit faster - lots of forces gathering at various parts of Westeros but not too much actually happening, although there have been a couple of "reveals" which are quite good. To my surprise, Arya is more interesting in this book - I couldn't stand her in the first book but in this one she is starting to come into her own. Tyrion is also one of my favourite characters, he certainly gets the best lines. But the one I really want to read is book 3, I've heard a lot about it on this site![/quote]

I'll have to admit Arya is an interesting character in Clash of Kings, much more so than in Book 1. But all these "Sers" are a bit much.

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 26th, 2012, 8:44 pm

[quote=""laktor""]I'll have to admit Arya is an interesting character in Clash of Kings, much more so than in Book 1. But all these "Sers" are a bit much.[/quote]

Oh yes, I don't know which one is which! :confused: Apart from Ser Jorah Mormont, who's with Dany and the Dothraki (sounds like a name for a band :D ) I don't know where the other Sers all fit in.
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Post by lauragill » Mon February 27th, 2012, 2:51 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Oh yes, I don't know which one is which! :confused: Apart from Ser Jorah Mormont, who's with Dany and the Dothraki (sounds like a name for a band :D ) I don't know where the other Sers all fit in.[/quote]

Since most of the sers end up dead, anyway, I don't bother trying to sort them out.

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Post by Mythica » Mon February 27th, 2012, 8:58 am

I picked up an iPhone app that has brief summaries on all the characters, even the minor ones so if I get confused, I can just look them up on the app!

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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 27th, 2012, 9:34 am

Apparently Wiki has good summaries, but has lots of spoilers so I haven't looked at it.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 27th, 2012, 9:34 am

[quote=""lauragill""]Since most of the sers end up dead, anyway, I don't bother trying to sort them out.[/quote]

LOL! :) I'll bear that in mind.
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Post by rebecca » Wed February 29th, 2012, 2:35 am

Yep as I said in another post..When it comes to Game of Thrones...BE WARNED! Don't pick favourites...Can't wait for the second season to begin next month.

Bec :)

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