The Flooze’s review of A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by John (new)

John Very valid point. I think it--watching the series--will clearly help me sort out all the characters. Any feeling where the casting did not get the book character spot on?


message 2: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze Hmn. Nope. Apart from the ages (which I can understand them flubbing) the actors get the personalities just right. I'm willing to sacrifice some aspects of appearance in favor of proper character portrayal.

Some people were concerned that Cersei was portrayed with too sympathetic a slant but I had no softer feelings for her in the show and reading the book didn't change my opinion of her.


message 3: by An Odd1 (new)

An Odd1 Intrigued by TV ads, can't get HBO, am looking forward to #1 on my shelf, hope the politics work in print.


message 4: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze It all works quite well. I think he does a great job laying it all out. And definitely try to catch the show, maybe when the DVD comes out. Hope you enjoy it!


message 5: by AH (new)

AH Great review, Michelle. I read it because of the show too. I think it helped me sort out the characters.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Great review honeypie!

But, free?

At Comic Con?

I hate you.


message 7: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze Muah ha ha ha haaaa!

Please. Part of the reason I go to that show is because I snag around 20 free books each year!

Thanks for the compliments, my dahlings!


message 8: by John (new)

John Just started thrones. Martin pulls you in right away. Better than HBO series, which I really enjoyed.


message 9: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze That first episode was the only one I found slow even though it piqued my interest, so I suppose you're right.


message 10: by John (new)

John Agreed. The first of anything always seems the toughest to pull off. By the way, the White Walkers seem even scary in the book.


message 11: by The Flooze (last edited Sep 23, 2011 10:05PM) (new)

The Flooze I thought that whole scene was much more affecting in the book than it was in the show.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

The Flooze (Michelle M.) wrote: "Please. Part of the reason I go to that show is because I snag around 20 free books each year!


I hate you twelfty more times than before!*

I would love to go to Comic Con. If I didn't have anklebiters clinging to my thighs with their sharp tooths, I'd actually consider making a trip to the US just to go.

20 books?!?



* I wuvvv youuuu.


message 13: by AH (new)

AH My husband keeps joking that we would go to comic con only if I dressed up (and if the kids were old enough to leave on their own, and if we got tickets, and if we could afford it)- you get the picture.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

AH wrote: "My husband keeps joking that we would go to comic con only if I dressed up."

Ooooh you could easily call him on that one. Don't say you don't have a Yoda toga you've been saving since university.

Are tickets crazy expensive?


message 15: by AH (new)

AH We'd have to fly from Montreal to San Diego. That's a big expense there. If we're there, we'd spend an extra week traveling around. One day.

Yah, he'd have to dress up in something incredibly uncomfortable and hot, just so I could get even.


message 16: by John (new)

John M, you are such a good writer and reviewer. You should do the former more.


message 17: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze John wrote: "M, you are such a good writer and reviewer. You should do the former more."

Awww, thanks!


message 18: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze Moss hates me, she loves me, she hates me, she loves me. I'm so turned arseways.

I'm actually going to the local con, New York Comic Con. I'd love to go to the San Diego event, but AH is right - when I priced the trip two years ago I almost fell over. Some day. Some day.

Moss, them anklebiters are getting real tall if they're clinging to your thighs now! :p


message 19: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze The event tickets to these things are never that bad though. A four day pass cost me around $60 I believe.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

The Flooze (Michelle M.) wrote: " I'm so turned arseways.."

Aw yeah. Who's your daddy?

Moss, them anklebiters are getting real tall if they're clinging to your thighs now! :p

Heh. I read this and thought of a piece of toilet graffiti found in a Pompei house, warning users about catching crabs from sitting down. Beware, it said, the bastards fly.


message 21: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze LOL!!!


message 22: by An Odd1 (new)

An Odd1 Bastards is Latin? (snicker)


message 23: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Carr I watched the HBO series first too. I also decided to listen to the audio book version because I have a long commute to work everyday and thought it would be fun to listen to the books. The narrator is fantastic and does such a great job with all the characters. Having watched the series first made a huge difference when it came to remembering who was who. Normally I like to use my imagination, but it really made a difference in this case. I haven't decided if I want to read/listen ahead or wait for season 2 on HBO this summer. I will definitely be watching Season 1 again. What are you planning on doing? Reading or waiting?


message 24: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze I think I'll be reading first, then watching. I'm now absorbed in the story enough that I want to continue reading.

However, I'm still going to wait til just before season 2 because I want to pace myself. After all, the man only releases books every 5 years!


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