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Old 05-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #1039
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Originally Posted by Old Dude View Post
A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin.

This was on the NY Times best-seller list for a long time, but I put off reading it because I sort of burned out on romantic fantasy and swords & sorcery and all that stuff a long time ago.

But I'm about 200 pages into this one and I can't put it down. This is like romantic fantasy where things went wrong. Very wrong. It's like someone took the war of the roses (the York & Lancaster one - - not the Douglas & Turner movie) and stuck it in the middle of a Mercedes Lackey novel about talking cats and psychic princesses.

Brutal I tell you. And facinating.

And several more books to go in the epic.
Bumping this post by Old Dude, and props for him mentioning GoT / ASOIAF back in 2005. Nice to see everyone else on the bandwagon now
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