Song of Ice & Fire (aka Game of Thrones series)

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    Now that the TV series and the books are basically caught up I decided to download the entire five books.

    All 4750 pages
     
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    I am into the first of Dani's chapters

    The story of her birth with her mother dying in childbirth and the brother blaming her for the death of their mother is the exact same as Tyrion.

    Hmmmm
     
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    Onto to the third book. Glad I am reading - providing a lot more detail than just binge-watching the show.



    Man, are the Starks dumb or what? Robb and Catelyn deserved to die from stupidity. I am not at the Red Wedding yet, but know what is coming.
     
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    Started to reread this series since it's been a while since I first read it. Picking up a lot of stuff I missed the first time.

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    You must have a lot of time to kill!! :D
     
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    I will be rereading as soon as the great bearded glacier announces a publication date. Have already re-read the first book and it was a really good experience.
     
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    I ordered this box set Saturday...just came in today..

    George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones Leather-Cloth Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons: George R. R. Martin: 9781101965481: Amazon.com: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@51o4SafxrCL


    Leather/cloth bound... books are smaller..sized between paperbacks and Trade...very similar in size and binding to bibles with the soft leather cover...

    very nice little set...and it is only 39.99 for all five books...actually cheaper than the paperbacks are.
     
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    So, now that the show has ended, and presumably we know the outcome of the books, a couple of questions:

    1) Will Martin ever publish the final book (s)
    2) Do you have any interest in reading them?


    Interesting re-reading this thread.

    I am thinking of rereading them all...
     
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    if he ever publishes I will read them but I dont feel any urgency...more a curiosity to see what changes he has compared to the HBO writers.
     
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    Musings from the re-read

    1) I had forgotten how badly Catelyn hated Jon Snow (for no good reason, it turns out)
    2) The three-eyed Raven dream Bran had early on (while injured - I had forgotten how early that was introduced.
    3) Joffrey is still a dick.


    And when will Martin explain the Seasons in his world??
     
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    I think Martin will publish his next book and then the final book will end up being co-written by someone.

    Yes, I will still read them, I suspect there will be some major differences from the show. Not necessarily where things end up, but the HOW they get there will be completely different. It will also be nice to read the musings of Arya, Tyrion and others, characters who Martin constructed beautifully and that the show turned into one dimensional robots once the book material was gone.

    I haaaaaaaated Catelyn, her chapters were a brutal read. I had virtually no sympathy for her and "Lady Stoneheart's" emergence was one book twist I'm glad was left out.

    I don't think Martin will bother to explain how the seasons work and I don't think he needs to. I'd guess that a world with a climate like this would have an elliptical orbit and a wobble in it's rotation, making for seemingly inconsistent and random seasons for anyone without a firm grasp of astronomy. Given the medieval technology of the books, it seems that kind of science would be almost entirely unknown.
     
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    I want to reread the series myself, I'm just not a huge fan of his long, drawn out paragraphs describing what everyone is eating. It's tedious.
     
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    It can be, yes, but the nice thing about having read it already is I can skim through some of the crap
     

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