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As I'm nearing the end, I'm wondering how much my enjoyment of the show colored my impression of the book. My opinions of the characters haven't changed, but would I have found the vastness of the cast more intimidating if I didn't already have faces to link to names?
Sep 18, 2011 10:10PM
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I come from the other side, and for me the size of the cast was never an issue because Martin writes them so separately and so perfectly. I was always in each character's story as it unfolded, and never felt any confusion about whom I was reading. Isn't it interesting though, that you now have faces attached to them, and I only have vague ideas my imagination has thrown up. The power of the box!


message 2: by AH (new) - rated it 5 stars

AH I watched the show first and I think it helped. There were so many characters to keep track of and having that TV face lessened the confusion. The show follows the book quite well - there are a few scenes added and the kids are aged up. The series is addictive. I'm waiting for my husband to catch up to read the 4th book. (It was just too hard not having someone around to go to!)


The Flooze I don't think it matters all that much which you choose first in this case. The show follows so closely that one doesn't detract from the other.


Regina I don't think it matters in terms of understanding the cast and the world. If I had to choose, I would say the book makes it easier to grasp than the series. But I watched the series after reading the first book and 1/2 of the second. I will say that the first season of HBO's show has background info, character reveals, and plot reveals that are not in book 1 but come out in book 2 and book 3. It is done in ways where conversations happen talking about the past or talking about something or introducing a character in a way that didn't happen in book 1. For example, by watching the TV show we learn the details of how Ned's father and son died. In book 1 we only know that they did, but in book 2 we learn the details of how, but Jaimie in season 1 tells the details. I won't say the details as I don't want to spoil it for anyone and there is no surprise that these men are dead when reading the first book. There are other examples as well. So if that sort of stuff matters to you, then I would read the books first. I just finished #3 in this series and I think it is one of the best books I have ever read.


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