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OfflineChillWillis
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has anyone read this book?
    #554132 - 05/08/11 09:31 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)


I'm half way through it,  very impressed and highly recommended it. its been a long time since I found a series that keeps me thinking about the plot even when I'm not reading it

I guess HBO's making a TV series based upon it
http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: ChillWillis]
    #554138 - 05/08/11 09:44 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

Never heard of it. The last fantasy i read was The Hobbit, and have been looking into another book around the same genre. Have you read any other of the author's stuff?

Dat nigga on the cover looks like Aragorn.


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: ChillWillis]
    #554139 - 05/08/11 09:47 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

Might give it a peek, been too long since I have read any fantasy... or books for that matter.


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: drawde]
    #554149 - 05/08/11 10:11 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

no this is the first book by him I've read but, you see the quote at the top by Robert Jordan? I've read a few of his books and he's a fantastic author, for him to speak highly of this book is truly something to be said.

I highly recommended this book if you like fantasy or even just fiction. most of the book seems like it could happen except for the few creatures of myth that they sometimes encounter.

definitely check it out man.
I found out they've made a few episodes of the TV series already: http://www.fastpasstv.eu/tv/game-of-thrones/
obviously doesn't do the book justice but eh


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: ChillWillis]
    #554156 - 05/08/11 10:21 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

I haven't done much fantasy reading in a while, although I do enjoy the genre quite a bit. I've been plowing my way through Vonnegut recently.

And I actually watched most of the first episode on HBO a few weeks ago, but I had no idea it was based on a book. :lol:


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: ChillWillis]
    #554164 - 05/08/11 10:45 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

Game of Thrones is awesome. The whole series has been amazing so far. I just hope Martin can finish the series before he pulls a Robert Jordan.

The HBO shows have been great, too. I can't wait to watch the new one!


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: OnoLocoMoco]
    #554179 - 05/08/11 11:55 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

OnoLocoMoco said:
I just hope Martin can finish the series before he pulls a Robert Jordan.





What does this mean?


He isnt done writing the books or something? How many books are there in the series?


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: Picklez]
    #554180 - 05/09/11 12:08 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

Jordan died before he finished the last one (I think the 7th). It was finished by another author postmortem


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: Picklez]
    #554181 - 05/09/11 12:11 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

Robert Jordan passed away a few years ago before completing his massive epic-fantasy series "Wheel of Time" --  It is currently being finished by another author based upon notes & already written passages left by Jordan.

A Game of Thrones is just book One of the as-yet-unfinished "Song of Fire and Ice" series. Clash of Kings.... Storm of Swords..... Feast of Crows.....

Dance with Dragons is coming out this summer..... will it finish off the series? I kind of doubt it, actually.


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: OnoLocoMoco]
    #554182 - 05/09/11 12:14 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

So how does the series go? chronologically.. Looks like their are 4-5 books already but likely to be more?


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: Picklez]
    #554206 - 05/09/11 02:28 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

my uncle told me there are supposed to be seven books total.. I just read about 100 more pages of the first one, just can't put it down :lol:


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Re: has anyone read this book? [Re: ChillWillis]
    #554227 - 05/09/11 08:24 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

I've read all 4 books but was unaware that the series was unfinished (I didn't find out til I was 3/4 done with the 4th book)

it's a little tough at first
each chapter follows 1 character so until you learn all the characters (and there are a lot) it's a little difficult to follow
but I love how one chapter will leave off on a cliff hanger and you learn the outcome from a different point of view
the author also does a good job of changing your opinion of the characters


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