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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Jan 22, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, science-fiction-fantasy
Read in February, 2012

It took me long enough to jump on the Game of Thrones bandwagon. I never thought I would read this book. I always said I wasn't the kind of person who read fantasy. It was never my style.

Then I watched the HBO series and loved it. I loved the drama and how so many of the episodes left me with a "WTF?!?!" reaction at the end of each show. It was watching that first season that made me want to start reading the books.

This is one of the few books that I'm glad I read after seeing the movie/TV show. Having a basis for the plot helped me keep the characters straight and remember what was happening. It also made me all the more appreciative how well the show captured the overall feeling of the book and stuck to the plot so well.

There are things that bothered me about the book, of course. Martin can be a little long winded at times, writes really awkward sex scenes, and doesn't seem to know any synonyms for joke other than "jape". Even so, the book is an enjoyable read. Can't wait to read the second book and watch the second season of the show.

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01/22/2012 page 30
4.0% "I'm a little late jumping on the bandwagon, but since watching the show a month ago, i knew i had to read it." 1 comment
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message 1: by C (new) - rated it 5 stars

C haha you're totally right about the sex scenes

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