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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Jul 13, 2011

really liked it
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Read in October, 2011

Wow, man. I was reading to compare the TV show and the book, as well as with hopes of sneaking a peek at the season to come, and was surprised at how much the TV adaptation took from the book. The show is almost line-by-line, scene-by-scene depictions--however, the show was able to give more emotion to the more heartwrenching scenes in the series and was able to give them more heart. The book, however, shows more growth in the characters and a depth that the show isn't quite able to get.

Good stuff! I can't wait to read the second one.
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Reading Progress

09/18/2011
10.0%
09/18/2011
10.0% "Mmm! Good stuff. The TV series really seems to do this book justice."
09/19/2011
16.0% "Man the TV series is like word-for-word sometimes! I don't know which I like more yet."
09/21/2011
33.0% "It's like watching the show...through words. HA. Wow i'm so insightful. Seriously though. Scene-for-scene, word-for-word."
09/24/2011
39.0% "Martin's descriptions are so vibrant! Love."
09/25/2011
47.0% "Ugh. The description of Lysa pulling her "heavy breast" out made me wince."
09/29/2011
70.0% "Aw man. I thought I was going to get ahead in the TV series, but I guess the show abides exactly to what happened to the book. Le sad."

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