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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, 2011-books, nook-books
Read from September 10 to October 17, 2011

I didn't know the TV show Game of Thrones was based off books until, of course, I watched the TV show... which I loved. So, going into this first book, I knew what was going to happen. I'm suprised at how much the show did follow the book. The book definitely has much more details. It took me awhile to get into it b/c of the way it is written. Once I got used to this, and the story started to develop more, it was a very hard book to put down. My favorite characters are Daenerys and Robb Stark, and Jon. I didn't care for Catelyn or Sansa. I'm a fan of the TV character, Theon, and wish he was a more central character of the book.
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“Winter is coming.”
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“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.”
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“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
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“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
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“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
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“Mother, I want to see him fly!”
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“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”
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“A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
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“...How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?"
"In my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maiden's mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty," he replied.”
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“Minds are like swords, I do fear. The old ones go to rust.”
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“The years leech at a man's memories, even those he has vowed never to forget.”
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“It seemed cruel for a day to dawn so fair and end so foul as this one promised to.”
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“A Lannister always pays his debts.”
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“Everything's better with some wine in the belly.”
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“Some truths did not bear saying, and some lies were necessary.”
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“Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?”
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“He had found over the years that silence sometimes yielded more than questions. And so it was this time.”
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Gina Hawk :) Mmm he's so yummy. I kinda know partly what happens to him bc I've become such a nerd and reading forums and stuff about the books. But I'm trying not to jump ahead from what I've read.


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