The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
‘I only need half my wits to be a match for you’
Short and to the point. ...more
It's a waste of time
The quotes in this are memorable, and as the name suggests they’re witty and wise. However, there is nothing here that you can’t get of the internet. Type “Tyrion Lannister quotes” in your search engine and you’ll find all of these. I just think it’s rid ...more
A GAME OF WORDS
While I haven't read yet the book series of A Song of Ice and Fire, I've been watching the TV adaptation on HBO of Game of Thrones.
So, I knew that I hadn't the proper knowledge to comment about the novels but since this particular book is merely a reference work about the quotes said by the character of Tyrion Lannister.
I thought that it was quite enough of being watching the TV series to be able to read and enjoy this book.
And I was right.
Of course, ...more
I love Tyrion. So how could I possibly not like this "little" book? It's a humorous "coffee table" type deal that is simply nothing more than collected Tyrion Lannister quotes from the various titles in the series by George R. R. Martin. I quite enjoyed it and the illustrations by Jonty Clarke added a lot. This is for adults obviously (duh, Tyrion Lannister) and just for silly entertainment value. Some of my favorite quotes:
On being a dwarf:
"I am malformed, scarred, and small, but… abed, when ...more
"Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?"
"We all need to be mocked from time to time,lest we start to take ourselves too seriously."
"Never forget who you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. then ...more
Is Tyrion so so great to have an actual printed book filled only with his quotes? The majority of the quotes are very good, and the illustrations are funny, but what is the point of this book? It would have been better if it is, for example, the best quotes of the main characters not only of Tyrion's.
Since books are what we all love, I'll leave you with this one...
Sleep is good. And books are better.
The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister is nothing more than Tyrion quotes copied from ASoIaF, which aren't so witty when pulled out of context.
Though the quality of the printed book itself is nice, it's a shame seeing something like this published for the sake of making quick money off one of the best fantasy series ever written, but it's a sign of how the series has been going downhill for the past few years.
The caricature doesn't even look anything like way Tyrion is described in the b ...more
I suppose I didn’t read enough negative reviews or didn’t believe anyone would have the audacity to charge six bucks for a book with about 400 words. OK, there are a few cute good drawings of Tyrion, but not enough to call it art and not enough to charge more than $.99.
To add insult to injury some o ...more
However, having said that I just have to point out that in my opinion this book came out a few years too early. Since dear Tyrion is still alive and kicking I’m certain that he’d be able to grace us with many more of hi ...more
This book is a collection of the wittiest and the most humorous quotes of Tyrion Lannister, from The Song of Ice and Fire series. Spoilers might be ahead for those who haven’t read the books.
My favorite quotes:
A Game of Thrones
‘If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will lose an arrow at him.’
A Clash of Kings
‘Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.’
‘Sleep is good. Books are better.’
‘When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving
There were a lot of Tyrion’s famous words in here, but it really got repetitive and I actually felt that it was missing some of his more significant words. But I guess the point of the book was of his witticisms & not so much the more serious of his lessons/words so oh well. Coulda still been better I think, Tyrion is my favorite & he’s said a lot of great stuff!
The two stars stand because I don't necessarily HATE the collection of quotes therein, but I don't like them either. The book is down to $11 on amazo ...more
Some quotes are, sadly, not even quotable. Some others are, without the context, quite flat when read by themselves. And once you stop 'hearing' them from Peter Dinklage in your head, the whole thing can just be washed down with some wine.
"Sleep is good. And books are better. —A Clash of Kings"
Let them see that their words can cut you, and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore. —A Game of Thrones"
"Guard your tongue before it ...more
The quotes are organised into categories (eg. On being a dwarf, The art of war, Food and drink, Kingship) which was a good way to arrange them however it does not tell you which book each quote is from, which I would ha ...more
Tyrion Lannister is one of my many favorite characters in A Song of Ice and Fire series. The low 1-star rating is for this book only, not of A Song of Ice and Fire series, which I adore so much.
Product details of The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister:
Pricing: $10.56 (Amazon)
Hardcover: 192 pages
Product details of A Game of Thrones:
Paperback: 864 pages
Lemme keep this short: This is not a book. Just merely a compilation of quotes from the A Son ...more
I forget how much I enjoyed this series (not really, just sounds good to put that here)and this book makes me want to go back and read them all over again!
Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, ...more