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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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May 04, 2011

liked it

Well, I stayed up until almost 2am on a work night to finish this, so obviously I was finding it to be a page-turner by the end. However, it was strictly an, "I'm curious to see what happens," thing, which is different for me from feeling really moved by or engaged with a book. It was kind of like when you see a reasonably decent middling-quality movie with an intricate plot and you become interested in seeing how the various threads wind up, but you still don't really feel invested in the story in any deep way. That's how this book was for me. Also, the "page turner" part only kicked in after maybe five hundred pages, which is a long time to wait for a novel to really find its feet. All of that said, for the most part the book was totally fine and reasonably entertaining, and it's created an interesting setup for the rest of the serious to move forward from. So yeah, a solid "good, but not great," from me.

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