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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Jul 11, 13

bookshelves: bookclub, fantasy, series, fantasy-epic
Recommended to Richard by: SciFi & Fantasy Group 2008-06 Fantasy Selection
Read from October 21 to 24, 2011

(Not actually a review. Others have done that perfectly well. This is actually a reminder to myself — and a pointer to anyone else that stumbles over here — that The Atlantic has a significant and enthusiastic series of blog posts discussing the HBO adaptation of this series. They also have an interview with the author of "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution" on why we are in the third Golden Age of television. GoT isn't mentioned, but the complexity and moral ambiguity clearly applies — of course, the book can go deeper into both of those, and is better for it.)

(Hmmm, I only gave this four stars? I guess so — the third book is when the series hit its high notes, and convinced me that this is the best epic fantasy series ever written.)
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“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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