A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, ...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 a hero, a villain, a profound love, and a world to be saved never seems to get old--it's a great story when it's told well. At the best, it's exciting, exotic, and builds to a ...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
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
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 Game of Thrones changed my life. I know that may sound sad, but it’s true. Prior to reading it I had no interest in books whatsoever. I was on course to be a forensic psychologist; however, I began reading this wonderful s ...more
عندما تلعب صراع العروش..فأنت إما تكسب، وإما تموت
هذا أساس اﻷغنية ،أغنية الجليد والنار، وأنشودتها اﻷولي 'لعبة العروش' الملحمية
حيث عرش الملك محاط بخيانة ومؤامرات،وبينما يلعب الحكّام لعبة عروشهم لا يدفع إلا الشرفاء الثمن
وبأنشغال السادة بلعبتهم تزحف اﻷخطار مهددة عالمهم..خطر الغرباء يزحفون من أرض الجليد بالشمال, وخطرعودة التنانين ونيرانهم من الشرق..ولتبدأ أغنية الجليد والنار
هو عالم كامل بناه المؤلف العبقري جورج آر آر مارتن وأبتكر له تاريخه ومعتقداته, جغرافيته وأساطيره..سادته وملوكه, والعرش الحديدي
Here's my long overdue review of A Game of Thrones. I was looking at the current reviews. Here you have a book with a ridiculously high average rating, vast sales, and … the most liked reviews are three 1*s and an unrated comedy piece.
Do we love to hate *that* much? Apparently we do. Not only is knocking down easier than building, it’s also more fun to watch.
Well, sadly all I have to offer here is a less exciting set of praise for ...more
this book was exhausting and knowing that all the other books are bigger terrifies me but the writing and world building in this book is so vivid and even though I chose favorite characters quickly, the ones that I thought less interesting still had very important story lines and every character has a distinct, well-written personality. Basically I am in love with Daenerys, and I also adore Jon and Arya and Sansa, and even Tyrion. Reading this makes ...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
The things we love destroy us every time.
George R.R. Martin has ruined my life! Yet, like a moth to a flame I kept coming back. I have no sense of self preservation.
There is not much I could add here that hasn't already been said. I'm a woman of simple needs. My wishlist for
(view spoiler)[ -Jon Snow survives
-the remaining direwolves survive
-the R+L=J theory is confirmed (hide spoiler)]
I don't care who ...more
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around everything that took place and who everyone is. This book had an extremely robust cast of characters and a complex, multifaceted storyline. Don't get too attached to anyone ...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
That said I was intrigued and promised said friend to look into this infi ...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
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
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
And no matters whether you loved the show or not..you MUST give the novel a try..
"Cersei insisted. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”الريفـيو العـربي
I remember I was shocked by watching the first couple of episodes..all this injustice, indecency...and A 10 years old boy gets that horrible fat ...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
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
“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”
“Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?”
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
This book is a bit confusing so you need time to concentrate to read it, so WHY MY 4 star rating you will ask because I will compare thee, to a good glass of wine!
I read this particular novel because of the rating it received on Goodre ...more
And I can honestly say that not only did this book not suck, but that I ...more
Lo estuve pensando y creo que me gustó más la primera temporada de la serie que el libro en sí, ¿será porque la vi primero? Siento que algunos momentos fueron mucho más épicos en la tele que en el libro.
Éste lo terminé de leer a inicios de Diciembre, pero no lo había actualizado porque no sabía qué calificación ponerle. Pensé en 4 estrellas porque me gustó mucho, pero no me sorprendió nada, y luego me quedaba pensando en que si no hubier ...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