What can I say about this one that hasn’t been said yet?
I’m hooked, I can read it hour on end, and I almost have to force myself to put it down. Even though the book is so large, it’s a bit uncomfortable to hold. I confess, I only heard about the series because of its tv show version, wich got me hooked from the first episode as well. If you’re one of those people who got to read it without seeing the tv show, I envy you. If you are one of those people who are fans of the tv show, but never read the books, I highly recommend you do it. The first season was quite a long time ago, and to be honest I only remembered the major events (refraining myself from spoilers here) so it was still very much exciting to read. Also, you will understand many of the carachters and plots way better.
I don’t think there is a better word to describe A Game of Thrones than EPIC. I can tell how not just a huge amount of imagination went into it, but a lot of research as well, language wise, appearence of the carachters, weapons, all the little details that make it amazing.
You will definitly find yourself engaged by the carachters, some you will love, some you will hate. My favorite one is Tyrion Lannister. (wink) I also have a strong dislike for Catelyn Stark, to the outrage of some of my friend. The chapters of the book ar centered on one carachter at the time, and when I’m reading the chapters that bear Catelyn’s name, I only read every second paragraph.
Now, if you’ve never seen the tv show, and you’re starting to read this, be patient if the first couple of chapters seem slow to you, it will pick up the pace I promise, and it will take you for an exciting ride.
Be prepared though, at times it can get gory, and it’s not for the faint hearted. Some people critiqued George R.R. Martin, for the cruelty of some of the scenes, but others would agree, that that’s what makes the story authentique. The real world is full of unbelievable events, coincidences, and odd characters. After all, unexpected details are the heart of verisimilitude.
I feel like there’s not much I could say really that would do this epic book justice, other then it’s amazing ! My dilemma now, when I’m about to start work again, is if to read all of the rest, or read something else as well in between. I don’t know how I would cope with not being able to read as much as I want , whenever I want. :))
In the end, I am glad I watched the show first, if only so that I know how to pronounce the characters’ names. :)) And in the books some of the carachters are way younger than how they are depicted in the tv show, and I prefer imagining them more grown-up. Also, be prepared that reading A game of thrones might make you hungry, thirsty, or even horny. Don’t say I didn’t warn you :))
I just had to share this :
Aaand this :)) :
I would get by just fine in Westeros, am I right? As long as they serve strong black coffee :))