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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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did not like it
bookshelves: read-in-czech, united-states, fantasy, 20th-century

Stop right now, Martin. I can see your characters sheets. And it's a dreadful sight. So many people write here about the excellent shades of grey which the protagonists are supposed to have. Well... not really. There are just morons and selfish morons - who have at least some goal, which makes them naturally more succesful in achieving their intentions, which makes this book somehow "dark". And as for supporting characters, the clichés are so powerful they could give you a headdesk.

The language is plain and so is the world - just some standard templates of the most famous cultures. The historical research is really insufficient - all right, so the author doesn't know much about a mobilization of medieval armies (rough time frame and organisation), that can happen (but really shouldn't if one decides to write about it) but horse riding depicted like this? Really? Horses here are treated just like spaceships in S-F.
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Reading Progress

October 8, 2010 – Started Reading
October 8, 2010 – Shelved
Finished Reading
December 27, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-czech
December 27, 2016 – Shelved as: united-states
December 27, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 27, 2016 – Shelved as: 20th-century

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