Game of Thrones- Discussion

Written By: Kellie - Jun• 02•11

SPOILERS! This is a book discussion, where  talk about specific aspects of a book I’ve read recently, there will probably be SPOILERS!

I don’t see much point in writing a review for this one as I’m admittedly jumping on the bandwagon kind of late so instead I’ll ramble on for a little while about the first book in George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. It took me over a month to get through this, but I still really enjoyed it. I just felt like I wouldn’t absorb everything if I tried to take it all in at one time. So I read a couple of chapters at a time while I read whatever else caught my eye at the time. I’ll probably take a month or so off before starting the next one. Oh and I should probably mention that I’ve been trying to watch the show but stay ahead of the reading so I read first and then get a refresher via the show.

Anyways, this book is so fantastically in depth, it’s really been a long time since I’ve read anything this well done. I always do this, I ignore all the hype surrounding specific books or series because I have too much else I need to read and then I’m kicking myself for not catching on later. I didn’t read Twilight until after the last book had come out, obviously the two series are on completely different levels, but you get my jist on being a fad slacker. I STILL haven’t read a single Hunger Games book.

There were some really great characters that I really rooted for but wowza, no one was spared. I can’t believe that Ned was killed off. He was the epitome of good guy and didn’t live past the first book. Daeny is my favorite though, I can’t wait to see what happens to her next. The final image in the book, of her naked with three baby dragons was just epic! I was disappointed Drogo couldn’t stick around though, as I’m a fan of the actor that plays him on the show.

Damn those Lannister though eh? Those are some badass, take no prisoners people. Jamie and Cerei are clearly power hungry and self involved but Joff is just evil. I know I’m not supposed to be rooting for Sansa, but always tend to root for the female characters so I hope she gets her act together. Arya is obviously the more awesome sister, but jeez, why can’t those two just get along?

The wolves are another fantastic asset to this story. Those are some awesome pets and I suspect (because I haven’t managed to stay all that spoiler free) they will play a bigger role as the story goes on.

I assume we’re going to get some new POV characters as more get killed off and I’m curious to see who we get next. There’s no way I’ll be done the series by the time the new book comes out, I’m not even going to try as these are obviously not books you can rush but I am really looking forward to continuing on with these books.

So, how about you? Have you read A Game of Thrones? Sometimes it feels like I was the only one who hadn’t. I’d love to hear any thoughts you have just please, please don’t spoil the rest of the series for me.

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  1. I love, love, love A Song of Ice and Fire. I’ve read them all and I can’t wait for A DANCE WITH DRAGONS next month. That said, A GAME OF THRONES is tied with the third book for my favorite overall mainly because it’s where it all starts and we get to know the characters, or we think we do. Sometimes I think I’m the only person who doesn’t care for Dany, although I’m liking the screen version more over the dull book Dany. Ned (I understand why he had to die, but it doesn’t stink any less), Tyrion, Jon and Arya are my favorites. I don’t want to discuss too much because it’s almost hard to touch on the characters without delving into them as a whole (read: them as seen through all of the books), but…the characters are my favorite part of the whole series. Being able to see things through a different perspective really makes this series so well-developed.

    The books are amazing and real and just get even more intense. I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

  2. I tried to read the first book two different times and couldn’t bring myself to finish it. The people were just too horrible for me. I went to Wikipedia to see if my concerns were justified–yes. And then some. =D All I can say is don’t get to attached to any characters because as soon as GRRM makes someone sympathetic–they’re dead. In a ghastly way. Jamie Lannister doesn’t have a prayer.

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