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    Default Thoughts on A Song of Fire and Ice series>?

    No spoilers please

    near finished game of thrones book and have finished second tv season.

    Excellent book, requires patience though.

    I like how he introduces alot of realism you don't find in fantasy books i.e Tolkien.

    He brings into play the dynamics and conflicts between honour, duty and compassion.

    He does a good job of highlighting the power struggles in the series and the different Houses, which is very reminiscent of medieveal politics see the English War of the Roses.

    It's good because he gives a nuanced account of human emotion that there isnt monolithic good or evil and that most people have a dark side too and vice versa.

    Like with Ned Stark who is universally viewed as the most honourable yet he has a bastard child, or with Sandor Clegane and Sansa.

    Although LOTR was better (im not trying to compare) RR Martin gives more realism of the human spirit and of power struggles whereas in LOTR it is more but not completely, between "Good" and "Evil" as monolithic, unmalleable entities and concepts.

    The concept of The Wall is one of the most compelling dynamics i have seen in any work of art, with the lands above uncharted, and the concept of the difference between the First Men and The Andals, the Wildlings and the Children of The Forest
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    peace SD havent read the book myself to give you an opinion but from what i have read seem like its the it book

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    you know nothing (asoiaf reference), Shadow Demon

    the third book is my favourite book of all time. gore, humour, some of the greatest characters in fantasy books ever, POVs getting betrayed or betraying all around

    not really a spoiler, just saying


















































































































    plus there is a Jaime Lannister POV
    that shit is just legendary
    bring back begongo!!

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    these books are fantastic.

    I would recommend them to any fan of this genre of book. the third is by far the best in the series, but the fifth was also great. that probably is because as the world Martin is developing advances the more you want to know and the more (sometimes less) you learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MASON View Post
    these books are fantastic.
    Yup, I don't think you necessarily have to be into the 'fantasy' genre of books though to enjoy them. It's not the kind of thing that I usually read but I couldn't put these down once I started lol. Can't wait until the next one

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    How many of you did read the prequels? The dunk and eggs tales?
    bring back begongo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR. NICK RIVIERA View Post
    How many of you did read the prequels? The dunk and eggs tales?
    i read these on line, just makes me want to know more about hte universe, alsolooking forward to the books telling us more of the history of the first men, andals etc

    Quote Originally Posted by DR. NICK RIVIERA View Post
    Kinda expected that. Got season 6 is going to spoil a lot


    the end of the current book and the tv series have so many differences... not sure if they will go for a tv audience version of events, then RR will modify it for the book fans..

    at the moment so many characters are out of place on the tv show compared to the books.. lol

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    new book Winds of Winter delayed for several months http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a6793851.html

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    Kinda expected that. Got season 6 is going to spoil a lot
    bring back begongo!!

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