A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.
The old gods have no power in the ...more
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Fifteen is an in-between age. Some fifteen year old girls have been very protected by their parents and have not dated and have gone to church every Sunday and only go to parent watched/come along events. For those kind of 15's , this book would be forbidden by the parents.(less)
The archetypal story of the hero, the villain, the great love, and a world to be saved never seems to get old--and there's nothing wrong with this story when it's told well. At the best, it's excitin ...more
WARNING: If you enjoyed this book, even a little bit, you may not want to read this review. It will probably make you angry. Heaven knows that the book made me furious, and I intend to turn every bit of that wrath back on it.
Instead, I suggest you read karen's review, Brigid's review, Joyzi's review, or any other of the gushing four and five-star reviews h ...more
I HATE this book.
I HATE it so much I had to get a new hardback copy to read so I could underline all the parts I HATE about it so much and post them on Goodreads.
I HATE it with such a passion I also bought copies for all my friends and family, also in new hardback editions, so they could HATE it along with me.
When the TV series came on I was so fuming with rage I watched the entire season twice and bought six copies of the DVD, because I could not believe how much I could HATE somet ...more
nerds, now i am among you.
this is going to be a review where i just prattle on and on about meee meee meee, because let's face it - there are a million reviews of this puppy out there so i don't have to worry about doing a disservice to the book. you'll either read the book or you won't. but you should: it's got direwolves.
i wasn't going to read this. after years of watching hordes of desperate sad-eyed nerds coming up to me, asking "any news on the george r.r. martin release??" (like the bn ...more
Here are the reasons to choose GRRM. I've also listed the reasons not to choose him to make it fair b/c I know their are certain personalities who won't like this ser ...more
And a sneaky bonus for Torchwood fans!
Just so you know, all the cool people totally close ...more
A Song of Ice and Fire is the Grey's Anatomy of fantasy. It isn't perfect in the beginning (it's pretty flawed, actually), but you think "That's okay, the premise is good! It will improve!" And then before you know it, everyone is having everyone else's baby and murdering their mother (who is also their sister, and a schizophrenic) and traveling around on horseback setting things on fire fo ...more
That said I was intrigued and promised said friend to look into this infi ...more
First, Martin throws sex into the book willy-nilly. It's like a horny twelve year old got his typewriter and went to town. It would be one thing if the sex were provocative and, well sexy, but unfortunately ...more
A Game of Thrones kindled a fire within me that erupted into a love of books. I began to read other novels across the genres. It was slow at first, but I’d always ...more
Okay, so it's way more complicated than that but it's hard to write a teaser for an 800+ page kitten squisher like this.
I was bound and determined not to read the S ...more
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN,YOU FREAKING GENIUS!
To be honest,I never thought I would read this,not because it is something I don't like(it is something I most like),but it is so huge.But now I thank the gods and the kings for making me read this.I can't explain how much I admire this book.It has been a part of my geeky life and I am proud for that.I am a fan,an ultimate true fan!
These are some things you get from reading this book:
Girl on g ...more
عندما تلعب صراع العروش..فأنت إما تكسب، وإما تموت
هذا أساس اﻷغنية ،أغنية الجليد والنار، و أنشودتها اﻷولي 'لعبة العروش' الملحمية
حيث يلعب السادة والحكام حول عرش الملك بالمكائد والخيانة والمؤامرات ..ودائما الأبرياء والشرفاء فقط هم أكثر من يعاني
وبأنشغال الحكام بلعبتهم تزحف اﻷخطار مهددة عالمهم ، خطر الغرباء القادمون من أرض الجليد بالشمال , وخطر عودة التنانين ونيرانهم من الشرق..ولتبدأ أغنية الجليد والنار
هو عالم كامل بناه المؤلف العبقري جورج آر آر مارتن ,وأبتكر له تاريخه ومعتقداته, جغرافيته وأساطيره..سا ...more
First, I've come to fantasy from science fiction, and expect writers to be logical and consistent in their world-building. I love Martin's idea of a climate where winter can last for years and summer can last for years, but he doesn't seem to have thought ...more
And I can honestly say that not only did this book not suck, but that I ...more
Also, it's a big honkin' huge book, just like those Russian classics. Honestly, A Game of Thrones could have been made into two o ...more
1. The writing is amazing. It's hard to believe that it was first published in 1996! The read has a timeless quality to it.
2. Characters are fantastic. From the honourable, to the wicked. But each are not as black and white as they appear. Some surprising, admirable aspects to the most loathsome characters, and less than worthy ...more
I loved it, I hated it, I couldn’t put it down, I vowed never to pick it up and read another chapter. Yeah. I went on an emotional roller-coaster ride with this fantasy Machiavellian soap-opera. It grabbed a hold of me and wouldn’t let go, even when I pleaded for mercy. I can’t image what those poor people, who don’t read, are doing while they wait for the next installment of this series to come out on HBO.
Then again, I may commiserate w ...more
THE ONLY THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A GAME OF THRONES:
a) It's truly incredible.
b) It's really really big.
c) The story is no where NEAR completed, dangit, I need book 2 asap.
d) There are truckloads of winning adorable characters.
e) But even the villains are human (sometimes) and have sorrowful backstories.
f) Although ^^ that saying ^^ there are several people I would like TO DIE. Of course, they survived.
g) It made me angry and ...more
My first exposure to this fantasy series was in high school when I was talking to a friend about books and she said, "Have you read the Song of Ice and Fire series? It's amazing." I h ...more
Also, R+L=J for sure.
A Guide to Reading A Game of Thrones:
Step 1: Find a comfortable place with lots of light
This is a hefty book, ladies and gentlemen. Standing at 835 pages, it will take you more than a few hours to tear through. So get your bathroom breaks in, have a cool drink and a platter of cookies by your side and bar your doors in case of ...more
I mean come on.Look at the face.
Anyway back to the book, maybe this should be five stars, I really loved it, but I started this book because I started watching and LOVING HBO's Game of Thrones and I am not sure which I love more. The show or the book?
The book is great fantasy it is set in a world where seasons can lasts years and winters have killed entire generations, I found this facinating but the idea has not been expanded on, H ...more
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Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, ...more