Friday, May 10, 2013

My Game of Thrones Reading Adventure


A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


First things first. I'm such a big fan of the HBO series A Game of Thrones. I can honestly say I may never have picked up the books if I hadn't watched the shows. If you're thinking "How can you watch the show and then read the books" I always try to read the book before the tv/movie, but I loved the show so much that I knew there had to be more details that I was missing, so I started A Game of Thrones about a year ago. Yes, a year ago! A Game of Thrones is over 800 pages in hardcover form, so it's not easy to carry around. I decided to get the e-book for my iPad, but I would only get like 10 pages and then a tweet/email/gchat would distract me.

Each chapter of A Game of Thrones is told from a different point of view so at first it was difficult keeping track of who was where. Reading A Game of Thrones was about studying the characters and how the book is different from the show. I found that the book and the show are really close, but you do learn more about the past and Ned's promises to his sister Lyanna. There are a number flashbacks and dreams that were never shown on the show that I'm glad I got to learn about. Some people only got creepier in the book. Yes, I'm looking at you Cersei Lannister! If you love the show and are looking for a fantasy novel then pick this one up! Don't let the size of the book or the hype deter you, it's a great read.

I loved A Game of Thrones so much that I started Clash of Kings, book two in the series. Interesting side note a number of YA authors are big fans of A Game of Thrones, the books and the show!

9 comments:

  1. I have to admit that the size of this book does intimidate me. But some of my favorite books have been compared to Game of Thrones, so I feel like I should give it a try. I think I'll have to get it for my Kindle due to the enormous size (it was the same way with the books from the Outlander series).

    I actually have not seen the TV show, but I'm looking for a new one to get hooked on and you've convinced me to check out the show and the book!

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  2. I keep telling myself I should try this series and show.

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  3. I haven't seen the show, but I want to read the books. The series sounds great!

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  4. I think you helped get me started on this series. I LOVE it! I've finished the first 3 books now but will take a break before the next two. Maybe the author will finish up the next one????

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  5. Wow, incredible that you finished a Game of Thrones book. They seem to be soo long. I would love to start this series since I love the TV show very very much! Snow and Rob and the gnome and Khaleesi <3

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  6. Oh so glad you loved it! :) Thank you. I want to try this one day. Although, I've not watch the show. :)

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  7. I've been watching the show and I'm a big fan! I love this genre and I think that the producers did a really great job with the series. I'm so tired of waiting for the next episodes and I feel that I'm missing so much because I haven't read the book. Soo I'm going to start reading from the book #4 :] Or should I start from the beginning?

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  8. I've been watching the show and I am a big fan! I love this genre and I think that the producers did a really great job with the series. I'm so tired of waiting for the next episodes and I feel that I'm missing so much because I haven't read the book. That's why I'm going to start reading from the book #4 :] Or should I start from the beginning? What do you think?

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