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Game of Thrones: Books

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Post by rebecca » Wed April 11th, 2012, 2:25 am

I have to admit I simply do not like the character of Theon and I wonder why Martin bothered with him and his assumed murders just don't make sense...And then he goes through the unsteady Eddy period where he becomes nonsensical and bizarre....I don't like him in the book and I don't like him on screen(poor Theon!).

I am also with fljustice, the book that did not have Tyrion was boringgggggg zzzzzz....But I did enjoy reading Jaime and Brienne and Cersei(who is so evil).

But all in all its a wonderful reading adventure even with all its faults.

Bec :)

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Post by laktor » Sat April 28th, 2012, 9:34 pm

This is all going to be wrapped in a spoiler tag.

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Post by rebecca » Sun April 29th, 2012, 3:03 am

I have to admit I really struggled with the books and it was only with the encouragement of a couple of ladies that I persevered and I am glad I did(thank you ladies). This is my first foray into fantasy fiction(yes I don't do things by halves :p )but I found that the only way I could manage and understand the books was to concentrate on the characters that interested me, hence I skimmed Dany and the Greyjoys and also parts of Jon Snow on the wall.....As for the whole Melissandra thing I found it odd how she went about her magic but at least she doesn't bore me like the Greyjoy clan.

I also bought a book Game of thrones and Philosophy by Wiliam Irwin and found it very helpful in explaining plot lines and motivations of certain lead characters.

The one point I missed was the whole red herring of the death of Jon Arryn which set the entire Starks VS Lannisters war. This is where the author is very clever and tricky.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 29th, 2012, 11:44 am

I found the first book quite an easy read - easier than LotR! - and the second one wasn't too bad but I don't think it flowed quite as easily as the first. My heart also sinks at the more tedious characters - I think we're all fairly unanimous on who they are - but that's inevitable with such a large cast of characters; the interesting ones make up for them.

I have my own theory about Jon Arryn but will keep it to myself. Looking forward to Storm of Swords. I read the other day that Winds of Winter is scheduled for 2013, didn't say what month though.
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Post by rebecca » Tue May 1st, 2012, 2:25 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I found the first book quite an easy read - easier than LotR! - and the second one wasn't too bad but I don't think it flowed quite as easily as the first. My heart also sinks at the more tedious characters - I think we're all fairly unanimous on who they are - but that's inevitable with such a large cast of characters; the interesting ones make up for them.

I have my own theory about Jon Arryn but will keep it to myself. Looking forward to Storm of Swords. I read the other day that Winds of Winter is scheduled for 2013, didn't say what month though.[/quote]

I read the other day that Winds of Winter is scheduled for 2013

2013!!! :eek: :eek: YAY! WhoooHoooo!!! :D Fingers crossed let's hope so!

Bec :)

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Post by laktor » Tue May 1st, 2012, 6:09 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I read the other day that Winds of Winter is scheduled for 2013

2013!!! :eek: :eek: YAY! WhoooHoooo!!! :D Fingers crossed let's hope so!

Bec :) [/quote]

Now wait a minute. I still have to read Storm of Swords, Feast of Crows (heard that it's a real yawn), and Dance With Dragons. And which book doesn't have Tyrion in it? My favourite character not in a Fire and Ice book? Nooooooo!

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Post by Mythica » Tue May 1st, 2012, 8:52 am

[quote=""laktor""]Now wait a minute. I still have to read Storm of Swords, Feast of Crows (heard that it's a real yawn), and Dance With Dragons. And which book doesn't have Tyrion in it? My favourite character not in a Fire and Ice book? Nooooooo![/quote]

Tyrion is not in the fourth book, Feast for Crows. It's still pretty good, just not as good as the others.

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Post by Brenna » Tue May 1st, 2012, 12:36 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I read the other day that Winds of Winter is scheduled for 2013

2013!!! :eek: :eek: YAY! WhoooHoooo!!! :D Fingers crossed let's hope so!

Bec :) [/quote]

I'll believe it when I see it on the shelves!
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Post by rebecca » Wed May 2nd, 2012, 1:27 am

[quote=""Brenna""]I'll believe it when I see it on the shelves![/quote]

Yea, celebrations maybe a bit premature, he is known for taking his time over his books...BLAST him!...But to leave it on such a cliff hanger!! Arghhhhh! :rolleyes:

Bec :)

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Post by Sharz » Wed May 2nd, 2012, 2:37 am

I'd bet against 2013, myself. Might see it by 2014.

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