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Old 12-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #301
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I just finished storm of swords and am 100 pages in to the next one. Crowns for crows or something. I love it.


I would say storm of swords is also my fav of the 3 i have read so far. Some of the twists I did not ever see coming and I usually am one to see those kinds of things..But the whole........ Spoilers--


[bran being dead but not dead and then lady stark with the same thing? I am not far enough in the 4th book to know for sure if caitlyn stark is alive or not, but she was there in the first chapter of it....just crazy completely caught me off guard. I love it!

I hope there is a lot of bran in the 4th book. Im really anxious to see what comes of him and the 3 eyed crow man or whatever they called him
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I had heard that they are breaking up season 3 into two seasons..? Is that accurate? If so, the guy a few posts up might be right. By the time they, A get the books finished, and B get the filming done they might have to recast tons of people...If they are still alive that is.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:46 PM   #302
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Another book I love is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.

Not fantasy, it's historical fiction centered during The Anarchy in England.

It's about the building of a cathedral. Sounds boring I know, but it is every bit as suspenseful as ASOIAF.

Dunno who I hate more Cersei Lannister or William Hamleigh.

There's a mini-series on it, but they mostly failed.

Anybody have recommendations along this vein, I appreciate it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:21 PM   #303
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Another book I love is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.

Not fantasy, it's historical fiction centered during The Anarchy in England.

It's about the building of a cathedral. Sounds boring I know, but it is every bit as suspenseful as ASOIAF.

Dunno who I hate more Cersei Lannister or William Hamleigh.

There's a mini-series on it, but they mostly failed.

Anybody have recommendations along this vein, I appreciate it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #304
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #305
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I guess I caught on late to this show. I definitely would like to check out the books. Haven`t read them yet but based on the shows I`ve seen, this one is one of the absolute best series I have seen.

Just a few more episodes left to go and I will be looking forward to season 2 in a few months.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #306
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Season 2 airs April 1 in the U.S, and April2 in the U.K.
Filming locations this season included Iceland, Croatia, and Ireland.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #307
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Thanks for the bump, Taco! looking forward to season 2. The imp rules. Too bad he's a Lanister.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #308
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Another book I love is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.

Not fantasy, it's historical fiction centered during The Anarchy in England.

It's about the building of a cathedral. Sounds boring I know, but it is every bit as suspenseful as ASOIAF.

Dunno who I hate more Cersei Lannister or William Hamleigh.

There's a mini-series on it, but they mostly failed.

Anybody have recommendations along this vein, I appreciate it.
Pillars of the Earth is an awesome book, and if anyone in this thread hasn't read it, they should. Did you read the sequel? Not as good, but still worth reading, IMO.

I did just read "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and it was pretty good. First book of an unfinished trilogy, however. Not as intricate as Pillars or GoT, but an interesting world and good story.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #309
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Pillars of the Earth is an awesome book, and if anyone in this thread hasn't read it, they should. Did you read the sequel? Not as good, but still worth reading, IMO.

I did just read "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and it was pretty good. First book of an unfinished trilogy, however. Not as intricate as Pillars or GoT, but an interesting world and good story.
Pillars was ok.... found myself getting angry at characters for the situations they put themselves in.. Lonesome Dove is a good historical fiction, although different time period than Pillars of the Earth. I like the characters MUCH better in Lonesome Dove. I like David Gemmell a lot too, his Troy series was pretty awesome.
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I watched the whole season in about 3 weeks when my friend turned me on to the program on HBO. I wish it has a bit more action, but its very good and engrossing.

It's not as fun as The Walking Dead or Spartacus though.
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I watched the whole season in about 3 weeks when my friend turned me on to the program on HBO. I wish it has a bit more action, but its very good and engrossing.

It's not as fun as The Walking Dead or Spartacus though.
Oh I dunno... Spartacus is pretty cool for what it is, but the writing and presentation of Game of Thrones is EPIC in comparison... If you take the hot naked women out of Spartacus I would probably lose interest!
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Oh I dunno... Spartacus is pretty cool for what it is, but the writing and presentation of Game of Thrones is EPIC in comparison... If you take the hot naked women out of Spartacus I would probably lose interest!
Oh I agree 100% Thats why i said I feel Walking Dead and Spartacus are funner to watch. They aren't acting, writing wise, on the same level as Game of Thrones. Spartacus in particular.

Maybe once the dragons get flying around Game of Thrones will be more fun to watch, and not just wow this is really interesting and good. I feel like I need more action, something.
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Game of Thrones Rocks.
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Oh I agree 100% Thats why i said I feel Walking Dead and Spartacus are funner to watch. They aren't acting, writing wise, on the same level as Game of Thrones. Spartacus in particular.

Maybe once the dragons get flying around Game of Thrones will be more fun to watch, and not just wow this is really interesting and good. I feel like I need more action, something.
Yea I kept waiting for everything to get crazy on GoT and it never really did.... It was on the verge all season, and then the Shocking conclusion left me confused and feeling a little ripped off by the Ned Stark Character. Great show though, plan on reading the books.

Whereas Spartacus you need to wait about 5 minutes for the dirtiest sex and violence known to man
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Spartacus also rocks.

I would also recommend checking out the 2 seasons of Rome. They were good.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #316
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Spartacus also rocks.

I would also recommend checking out the 2 seasons of Rome. They were good.
Yea I should watch them.. I have always held a bit of a grudge since Rome replaced Deadwood which was awesome!
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #318
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just started storm of swords.
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I would get over the grudge. Its graphic and political just like Spartacus.
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I finished Dances with Dragons several months ago and am eagerly awaiting season two of the TV series.

In the meantime, for anyone else who has finished it all and who enjoys the kind of gritty fantasy, character development and political maneuvering you see in GoT, let me suggest Joe Abercrombie's "First Law" series. Three books make up the core trilogy, followed by two stand-alone novels ("Best Served Cold" and "The Heroes") Honestly, I enjoyed this series even more than GoT.
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I finished Dances with Dragons several months ago and am eagerly awaiting season two of the TV series.

In the meantime, for anyone else who has finished it all and who enjoys the kind of gritty fantasy, character development and political maneuvering you see in GoT, let me suggest Joe Abercrombie's "First Law" series. Three books make up the core trilogy, followed by two stand-alone novels ("Best Served Cold" and "The Heroes") Honestly, I enjoyed this series even more than GoT.
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I have read all 5 and was left pissed off.... until I saw #6 is in the future and is the final. I just wanted some damn closure on some stuff and #5 does not give you any!!!!

Storm of Swords best one for sure....
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I have read all 5 and was left pissed off.... until I saw #6 is in the future and is the final. I just wanted some damn closure on some stuff and #5 does not give you any!!!!

Storm of Swords best one for sure....
Wtf... no way they can finish this all up with 1 more...
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