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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Sep 07, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy
Recommended for: people who wish Machievelli had wrote Lord of the Rings
Read in June, 1998

I NEVER thought I'd read a book that had dragons in it now that Tolkien isn't publishing anymore. I make an exception for Martin as this is the only fanstasy book I've ever read where 10 year olds are thrown out windows and left to die. And in the larger scheme of the series, that is one of the more merciful acts. Essentially this is a mash up of Eurasian history from 700 AD to about 1500. Best part about it is that Martin shows that virtue with no political commonsense is rewarded with blood, much like in the middle ages.

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Shannon Haire I'm Sorry for this...

from George RR Martin:
HBO has given the production order.
They will be filming the pilot episode of A GAME OF THRONES.

It's just the pilot so far. They'll need to see that before they decide whether to proceed with a full season's episodes. So let's all hope the pilot will kick serious ass.

It should. David Benioff and Dan Weiss did a terrific job with the script. And yes, all of you can relax, it's very faithful. Dan and David will be the executive producers for the pilot and (we hope) the eventual series.

More details when I have 'em. The news is very fresh. HBO just issued their own press release, which should be up on their website soon, if it's not there already.

Winter is coming to HBO. Hot damn.

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