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Game of Thrones: Books

laktor
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Post by laktor » Sun March 11th, 2012, 6:45 pm

Ok, I'm down to the last 100 pages of Clash of Kings and from out of nowhere, it seems that ......... This is confusing, to say the least! I guess I'll soon find out what the heck is going on, but this better not turn out to be a dream......or magic.

And, don't give it away for me. This is the first time in reading this series that I am totally confused!
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Post by Susan » Sun March 11th, 2012, 7:06 pm

[quote=""laktor""]Ok, I'm down to the last 100 pages of Clash of Kings and from out of nowhere, it seems
. This is confusing, to say the least! I guess I'll soon find out what the heck is going on, but this better not turn out to be a dream......or magic.

And, don't give it away for me. This is the first time in reading this series that I am totally confused![/quote]

And it won't be the last time you are confused, but I am not sure you should have posted that without using the spoiler tags! There are more surprises in A Storm of Swords.
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Post by Ash » Sun March 11th, 2012, 7:11 pm

[quote=""laktor""]Ok, I'm down to the last 100 pages of Clash of Kings and from out of nowhere, it seems that Theon (spoiler) but I took a little peek (but did not read) the last chapter and they aren't dead. This is confusing, to say the least! I guess I'll soon find out what the heck is going on, but this better not turn out to be a dream......or magic. And, don't give it away for me. This is the first time in reading this series that I am totally confused![/quote]

Its not a dream. But its not what you think. Have patience.

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Post by laktor » Sun March 11th, 2012, 8:43 pm

[quote=""Susan""]And it won't be the last time you are confused, but I am not sure you should have posted that without using the spoiler tags! There are more surprises in A Storm of Swords.[/quote]

Sorry about that, but I wasn't aware of any spoiler tags on this site, and/or how to use them! Hope I didn't ruin anything for anyone but I wouldn't know how to ask without "spoiling".

Anyway, guess my priority now is to read through the final chapters of the book asap, because I really want to know what's going on! At first, I thought my marker dropped out of my book and I missed a chapter or two! :)

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Post by rebecca » Mon March 12th, 2012, 1:27 am

I remember in one of the books I was so incensed I threw it across the room!! :mad: and it took me about 20 mins to recover :p before I started reading it again.

I also had a tendency to become confused with so many characters, so in order to make it easier for myself I scanned the chapters I didn't like aka Dandy chapters, Arya/ Sansa....Some of Jon Snow and the whole Wall thing, does drag a bit.....I would not give this book 10 out of 10, because it does have many flaws, but I would rate it 7/10, based on the characters that interest me. And like many one of my favourites is Tyrion :D but I have decided I will have NO more favourites.

I also thought I read somewhere that when George Martin was challenged by the fans of GOT and the way he dumped many popular characters, his reply was approx " I don't know why people become fixated on particular characters. When my focus has never been on them. It's not about the Starks VS the Lannisters....' My own theory is that the book is actually about the two shady characters who seemed to be master chess players, and all the characters are their pawns.

I hope that the producers of GOT will hurry Martin along so he will finish the series before I am too old to remember the characters :D and that time isn't far away. :D

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 12th, 2012, 9:59 am

I'm currently just over 1/2 way through Clash, and read a fab chapter last night during which I was cheering Tyrion; I won't say anymore but he had some great moments - way to go! I'm intrigued by the ending now after what Laktor said; but I've heard so much about Storm of Swords that I'm itching to read it and probably won't leave it so long after reding Clash.
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Post by rebecca » Tue March 13th, 2012, 12:04 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I'm currently just over 1/2 way through Clash, and read a fab chapter last night during which I was cheering Tyrion; I won't say anymore but he had some great moments - way to go! I'm intrigued by the ending now after what Laktor said; but I've heard so much about Storm of Swords that I'm itching to read it and probably won't leave it so long after reding Clash.[/quote]

I think Tyrion would have to be one of the greatest characters ever to come from human imagination. But, I he is in for a very tough time...I cant wait for the next installment.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 13th, 2012, 9:58 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I think Tyrion would have to be one of the greatest characters ever to come from human imagination. But, I he is in for a very tough time...I cant wait for the next installment.

Bec :) [/quote]

Yes he's a fabulous character.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 8:54 am

I'm reading A Clash of Kings on my Kindle. I've had to buy myself a copy of the paperback to study the list of characters, as I was getting a tad confused and found it a bit of a pain trying to locate them on my Kindle. The pros and cons of Kindles! I'm sure there is an easy way of doing but I can't work it out.
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Post by Mythica » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 9:09 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm reading A Clash of Kings on my Kindle. I've had to buy myself a copy of the paperback to study the list of characters, as I was getting a tad confused and found it a bit of a pain trying to locate them on my Kindle. The pros and cons of Kindles! I'm sure there is an easy way of doing but I can't work it out.[/quote]

You should be able to just go to the table of contents, then select the appendix where the list of characters is. Then just use the back button twice to go back to where you were (once to go back from the appendix to the table of contents and twice to go back to where you were reading in the book).

So there is some clicking involved but once you get used to it, you lose the fear of losing your place in the book (which is what prevented me from jumping around the book at first). If that still concerns you, just put a bookmark in your place before jumping around in the book.

The only problem can be if you do it with wifi on, it then marks your furthest read page as the appendix in the back of the book. However, if you don't use the sync feature, it won't matter. And you can now clear the furthest read page in "Manage Your Kindle" so if it does screw it up, you can reset it. But I just turn wifi off and that prevents it from uploading the furthest read page when I jump forward.

However, for this series, I bought an iPhone app in which I can just look up character's names to get a summery on them. For me, this is easier than scrolling/scanning through a list. Even if I were reading the paperback, I'd probably still have bought the app.

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