New Game of Thrones!

  • Thread starter Rolen
  • Start date
  • #1
Rolen
Gold Member
23
1
So, thrones is coming tomorrow night. Anyone excited about that?
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
61
0
I would be if I still had cable, anyone have a spare spot in their living room I could borrow?
 
  • #3
18,579
8,475
I have yet to get into this series. Soon though! Maybe I should read the books first?
 
  • #4
Ryan_m_b
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
5,917
719
The series has been quite loyal to the books so far. The books are good but I found them hard going. Last year I read the first 5 but sort of gave up. I intend to go back to them at some point, maybe this new Tv series will prompt me. I won't spoil anything but with the books the hardest thing I found was that story arcs would end very suddenly and often in unsatisfactory ways, at the same time new ones would pop up from nowhere and it would be hard to care about the new ones. This was especially true when these new arcs also dropped flat.
 
  • #5
Dotini
Gold Member
633
231
I have yet to get into this series. Soon though! Maybe I should read the books first?

The five books so far published (in the mooted series of seven) average 838 pages each. So it's a daunting task to read them all. Being retired, I raced through them once to satisfy my curiosity about the general plot and what happens to my favorite characters, then reread them more slowly to more thoroughly enjoy Martin's storytelling abilities, and to spot clues and foreshadowings scattered throughout. I'd say if you have enjoyed Dickens or Proust in the past, you would be right at home with GRRM.

The first two seasons of the HBO production are available on Xfinity on Demand, or DVD. To jump cold right into tonight's first episode of the 3rd season could be a little confusing. Previewing critics are saying it keeps on getting better. For a series of epic fantasy novels that has sold maybe 15,000,000, and a runaway cable TV phenomenon that is entrancing so many more, your entertainment ticket is well and truly punched with A Song of Ice and Fire.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve
 
Last edited:
  • #6
arildno
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
10,025
134
The series has been quite loyal to the books so far. The books are good but I found them hard going. Last year I read the first 5 but sort of gave up. I intend to go back to them at some point, maybe this new Tv series will prompt me. I won't spoil anything but with the books the hardest thing I found was that story arcs would end very suddenly and often in unsatisfactory ways, at the same time new ones would pop up from nowhere and it would be hard to care about the new ones. This was especially true when these new arcs also dropped flat.
"A Feast for Crows", in particular, was a loong slog. "A Dance with Dragons", fortunately, was much better.
 
  • #7
Ryan_m_b
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
5,917
719
"A Feast for Crows", in particular, was a loong slog. "A Dance with Dragons", fortunately, was much better.
I've just started DWD after not reading the series for nearly a year. I'd said above I've read 5 but I'm mistaken. I'm having to read with a wiki open to remember who some of the characters and places are :tongue2:
 

Related Threads on New Game of Thrones!

  • Last Post
3
Replies
65
Views
33K
Replies
139
Views
30K
Replies
10
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
1K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
35
Views
18K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
774
Replies
7
Views
1K
Top