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A Game of Thrones by Daniel Abraham
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Jun 09, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: stephan
Read in May, 2012


A couple months ago, someone gave me the first six issues of the Game of Thrones comics. It took me a while to start reading them, but once I did, I realized once again how awesome the person who gifted them really is. This comic, adapted from the George R.R. Martin story by Daniel Abraham—known for his Long Price Quartet and, more recently, The Dragon’s Path—with art by Tommy Patterson, is quite the read. Simply put: it made me devour the pages and left me wanting more.

One of the amazing things about A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel is the art. It’s beautiful and fits the world perfectly. In particular, the White Walkers in the first issue were wonderfully created. One problem I did have with the art, however, is that Patterson seems incapable of drawing women of varying ages. I found myself puzzled about who was who on several occasions. For example, Catelyn Stark—mother of five—looks like she’s in her twenties, with a perfect figure.

The story in this Game of Thrones comic adaption is quite wonderful, too. It stays surprisingly true to the novels, yet is a lot more accessible, and it reads as effortlessly as watching an episode of the HBO show—but without the ridiculous amounts of additional sex scenes. I was also pleasantly surprised by the way some characters, like Theon Greyjon, are depicted. All in all, everyone who loves A Song of Ice and Fire or HBO’s Game of Thrones should definitely check out these comics.
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message 1: by Rickey (new)

Rickey I didn't know there was a Graphic Novel adaptation of Game of Thrones. I'm reading the 3rd book now, and, at over 1100 pages, it takes a while to read them (although they are great). From your review, sounds like this would be a good alternative to reading the novels.

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