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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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May 02, 11

bookshelves: 2011, fantasy
Read from April 13 to May 02, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Wow, okay. So that was epic! It took me forever to read! Not that I'm complaining, because the book was really really good. I'm giving it a 4.5 stars, only because it's the first book and alot of things happened that were hard for me. No spoilers, promise.

There are characters to love (Jon, Bran, Arya, Ned), characters that you like but you're not sure you should (Dany, Khal Drogo, Tyrion, the Hound), characters you think you're supposed to like but you just don't (Catelyn, Robert, Sansa), and of course the characters that you loathe and despise (Cersei, Joffrey, Jaime). But almost all the main characters make you feel something.

It was well written with many many surprises and shockers.

I can't wait to read the next one, even if I can recongize that I need a bit of a break to read some light hearted books between. This is a very deep and dark story.

Hmmm, I wish I had a direwolf!
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Quotes Wendy F Liked

George R.R. Martin
“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin
“What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin
“The High Septon once told me that as we sin, so do we suffer.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin
“...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
"...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


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JW Ellis* yeah someone else who doesn't like Catelyn,


Wendy F Not. At. All.


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