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Speculating on Game of Thrones

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Post by Susan » Fri July 13th, 2012, 2:36 am

My husband was reading all the books earlier this year. While he was reading Storm of Swords, I kept asking, "Did anything really interesting happen?" and he'd tell me something and I'd say that wasn't it. My daughter is here visiting and is reading SoS. I wonder if she will get to that place before she leaves.
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Post by laktor » Fri July 13th, 2012, 5:21 am

[quote=""rebecca""]In my book the incident takes place on page 703 in SoS(Chapter header 'Catelyn'). I did throw my book across the room :D but I have learnt NOT to have anymore favourites :p . It may be different tho with you because in some countries SoS was printed as two books.

I still haven't heard anything about 'Winds of Winter.' But I did hear that Tara Fitzgerald will be joining the cast of GOT next season.

Bec :) [/quote]

Oh, gee, I have an urge to check out that chapter now, but I'm resisting! :)

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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 13th, 2012, 8:56 am

Haven't heard anything about Tara Fitzgerald, but I read this morning that Dame Diana Rigg has been cast as Margaer's mum, the Queen of Thorns. Should be interesting.
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Post by Susan » Fri July 13th, 2012, 12:55 pm

[quote=""laktor""]Oh, gee, I have an urge to check out that chapter now, but I'm resisting! :) [/quote]

Keep resisting!!!
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Post by Ash » Fri July 13th, 2012, 6:39 pm

[quote=""Susan""]My husband was reading all the books earlier this year. While he was reading Storm of Swords, I kept asking, "Did anything really interesting happen?" and he'd tell me something and I'd say that wasn't it. My daughter is here visiting and is reading SoS. I wonder if she will get to that place before she leaves.[/quote]

Trust me, you'll know when you see it. I tossed the book, after screaming WTF!, and couldn't pick it up again for a few days, I was so angry. Its a tribute to Martin's writing that I was able to get back into it. But man, that was brutal.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 13th, 2012, 7:22 pm

Just remember - it's only a book!
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Post by rebecca » Sat July 14th, 2012, 1:53 am

laktor: Oh, gee, I have an urge to check out that chapter now, but I'm resisting!

I am with Susan, don't read it before you get there.

Madeleine: Haven't heard anything about Tara Fitzgerald, but I read this morning that Dame Diana Rigg has been cast as Margaer's mum, the Queen of Thorns. Should be interesting.

Oh yes indeed. Diana Rigg is a brilliant actress, I love her work and I wonder why she isn't in more productions?(I can really see her as a Downtown Abbey character-Perhaps a sister to Maggie Smith?)

Ash: Trust me, you'll know when you see it. I tossed the book, after screaming WTF!, and couldn't pick it up again for a few days, I was so angry. Its a tribute to Martin's writing that I was able to get back into it. But man, that was brutal.

*Applauds Ash* It was such a shock!!! And I threw that book across the room with great feeling! :D :p

Madeleine: Just remember - it's only a book!

I think it is the mark of great author when a reader can become so gripped by the characters, that at times the story really does grip you by the throat.
What is death to an author is when the reader yawns and longs for the book to be over with.

Bec :)

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Post by Susan » Sat July 14th, 2012, 1:34 pm

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Post by Madeleine » Sat July 14th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Yup, just been reading about Tara Fitzgerald, Mackenzie Crook, Anton Lesser et al on imdb. All British actors!

And I agree that it is the mark of a good author to make his/her readers get so affected by what happens that they are driven to extreme actions, eg throwing his/her books across the room! I think a lot of people did that with Cold Mountain.
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Post by Ash » Sun July 15th, 2012, 1:05 am

One of the few things I liked about the movie of Cold Mountain was that they changed the ending; or, at least made is seem like it was possible...

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