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Game of Thrones: Books

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Post by Ash » Sun April 1st, 2012, 4:51 pm

he whole father/sister thin
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Post by rebecca » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 1:56 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Just finished A Clash of Kings and thought it was brilliant. Can't wait to see how it's translated onto screen! Agree about Theon Greyjoy, not a pleasant character although he obviously has some sort of chip on his shoulder. He's a bit unstable.[/quote]

I agree Theon is definately an unstable mable :p to say the least. There is one book where Tyrion is barely mentioned and I really had to persevere and read it...I really missed Tyrion(I forget which book?But am sure Brenna will know).

As always with Martin what may look cut and dried as to what a person does, may not be so..... :cool: I will say no more! :D

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 8:42 am

Tyrion is my favourite character. I know I'm not supposed to like any just in case they get bumped off! But he does have a great sense of humour. :D And part of him is quite a softy.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 8:57 am

Tyrion's my favourite too, I think he's the closest to being the central character in book 2, and once again he gets all the best lines. And Peter Dinklage is a fantastic actor.
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Post by LoobyG » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 8:58 am

Wow after reading this thread, I've really enjoyed reading it. After watching the TV series I was hooked, so I've just started the first book. I can see I've got a lot of catching up to do! :)

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Post by Brenna » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 12:51 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I agree Theon is definately an unstable mable :p to say the least. There is one book where Tyrion is barely mentioned and I really had to persevere and read it...I really missed Tyrion(I forget which book?But am sure Brenna will know).

As always with Martin what may look cut and dried as to what a person does, may not be so..... :cool: I will say no more! :D

Bec :) [/quote]

Feast of Crows is the book where Tyrion does not make an appearance (but I haven't read it yet so I can't tell you much beyond that.)

Still waiting for Dance with Dragons to come out in paperback so I can sit down and read the 4th book.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 1:07 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Feast of Crows is the book where Tyrion does not make an appearance (but I haven't read it yet so I can't tell you much beyond that.)

Still waiting for Dance with Dragons to come out in paperback so I can sit down and read the 4th book.[/quote]

Is it not out in the US yet? It came out in the UK in paperback - split into 2 books - 2 or 3 weeks ago.
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Post by Brenna » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 5:01 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Is it not out in the US yet? It came out in the UK in paperback - split into 2 books - 2 or 3 weeks ago.[/quote]

I can buy an import, but I've already bought the first four books in a certain style and I don't want to deviate. I thought since the book came out in hardcover in July, it would be out in paperback this spring. My guess, since there isn't a release date for trade paperback is that they won't release one for awhile to drive up sales prices. Which can I just say to the publishers: you can have your hardcover! :p
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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 5:17 pm

How strange that it's out in paperback already in the UK. But perhaps not - the publishers are probably cashing in on the fact that it's being shown on TV.
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Post by rebecca » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 1:01 am

I think Tyrion is everyone's favourite and Peter Dinklage is brilliant.

What I love is that the author respects his characters, and doesn't make them cartoon cut outs. So the dwarf is not a court jester type dancing around with bells in his hat. He is real, he is vulnerable, smart, humorous, loyal and at times, ruthless.

I also loved what the author does with Jaime. You start out hating him, and lo and behold a few books away the author paints a different picture of the guy, and yep you're sucked in. :D I even enjoyed the chapters on Cersei who seems totally irredeemable..But who knows?! :eek:

I still think there is more to Jon Snow than meets the eye or why have him in there? ;)

LoobyG you're in for a bumpy ride but stick with it, the story is worth it, but it is not without its fault as you will probably find out.

I knew Brenna would know what book is what? :D I tend to get a little confuzzled at times. As for the paper back of DWD I haven't seen it here either, it's still in hardback. But I had to buy it-I am way too impatient to wait. :D

Now I am counting down the days to next Tuesday...GOT Season 2 YAY!

Bec :)

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