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Old 06-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #726
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So let's say I've watched seasons one and two but don't want to go back and read books one and two. Actually I would, but my reading time is filled up with lots of other books that must be read. Would I be able to pick up the third book and understand what was going on just having watched the first two on TV?

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Yes, for sure. The details you'd miss wouldn't be important enough to ruin your read. This would, however, be like going straight for dessert before having your steak and wine (Book three is the best book of the series in most opinions). You can't lose, to be sure - especially if you don't have the time to read the first two books. But the first two books provide better character details than you currently know - including the character of Westeros itself.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:42 AM   #727
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Yes, for sure. The details you'd miss wouldn't be important enough to ruin your read. This would, however, be like going straight for dessert before having your steak and wine (Book three is the best book of the series in most opinions). You can't lose, to be sure - especially if you don't have the time to read the first two books. But the first two books provide better character details than you currently know - including the character of Westeros itself.
Nice way of putting it, Taco. I agree completely. Also, nice to see/read you here, Endy. Been awhile oldtimer.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:08 AM   #728
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Nice way of putting it, Taco. I agree completely. Also, nice to see/read you here, Endy. Been awhile oldtimer.
Still read the mane every day. Don't post much though (obviously). I usually don't get into threads until they've hit the third/fourth page digression into idiocy. This is where I make the requisite statement about how good things used to be in the "Good Old Days" of OM when we all just hated the Chiefs/Raiders/Chargers and not each other.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #729
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I finally watched the finale last night (I had gotten far behind, but watched five episodes the past two nights). I agree that the sacking of Winterfell was perplexing to someone who hasn't read the book yet.

I was also a bit confused by what happened to the Hound and Sansa--we see them leaving and then Sansa is in the throne room when Tywin rides his horse in, etc. Is there more to this part of the story that will be revealed later? Did I miss something?
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Sansa didn't go with the Hound. She said no when he offered to take her away.
When i saw that in the show, I couldn't BELIEVE she didn't go with him!!!! About halfway through book 2 now, and the Hound is still one of my favorite characters. Tyrion is head and shoulders above everyone else though, that little (p)imp is just such an incredible character.

Also, one thing that I've noticed, is that Varys isn't getting some of the justice he deserves imo. In the books, he comes off as MUCH more cunning/capable than he does on t.v.

Can't put these books down, SO much more in depth!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #731
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Maybe so, but Varys also comes off FAR MORE likeable in the show than in the books, imo.

I would agree with that...however I'm not TOO far along yet, and as of right now the books convey a fairly soft side. Of course, he'll do anything to help the realm, and his little birds ARE everywhere, and jrrm HAS duped me into believing his lies much like Ned Stark did...SO MUCH DECEIT!!!!! NO ONE CAN BE TRUSTED!!!!!!

Another quick thing - for someone that hasn't checked ahead for spoilers, I'm getting a strong feeling that Arya and Robert's Bastard Gendry are headed for big things. Seems like it could be a love story in the making? She'd be a pretty bowss queen (imo) someday, if Stannis/Rob/Joff/ are all killed off. I really like that there are soooo many possibilities! LOVE THIS SERIES!
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I'm getting a strong feeling that Arya and Robert's Bastard Gendry are headed for big things. Seems like it could be a love story in the making? She'd be a pretty bowss queen (imo) someday, if Stannis/Rob/Joff/ are all killed off. I really like that there are soooo many possibilities! LOVE THIS SERIES!
You'll have your answer in book three.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #733
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #734
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By the end of book 5 Arya is pregnant with Gendry's baby.
And obviously dark magics were involved, or they are using rBGH in the milk in Westeros =)
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #735
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Jesus, waaaaaaaaaaaay too many spoilers in this thread. Somebody should have started a thread for the books and a thread for the show and prevented all this overlap.
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By the end of book 5 Arya is pregnant with Gendry's baby.
Good Laaaaawd if that's true when I get to the fifth book I'm warping back in time to superdragonpunch your genitalia.
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Jesus, waaaaaaaaaaaay too many spoilers in this thread. Somebody should have started a thread for the books and a thread for the show and prevented all this overlap.



Rev is effing with you guys on the baby part. He would just blast out a spoiler like that if it was true....Hes kind enough to put up the spoiler tags when needed.

Having said that I still cant believe SPOILER: that joffrey knocked up his own mother...End Spoiler---the incest runs deep in that family.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #738
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Lolz you guys are baaaaad!
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #739
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I hate you guys. Gonna go back and rewatch season 1 and 2 again now
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On a serious note, Im a little more than halfway through book 5 and I am really enjoying this book. I know a fair few people said they did not like it or gave the book bad reviews, but I would disagree. I like 5 infinitely better than 4. And while I think comparatively book 4 sucked. It was still a great book. Five, though seems to be bringing things in motion a bit more, which we readers already knew.

Im just pumped that the produces just signed on for two more years. That will get us through book 3, and once they get those two seasons moving I think the popularity will be at an all time high. (book 3 was a beast)
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #741
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I think it's retarded that Winter never comes.....
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #742
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By the end of book 5 Arya is pregnant with Gendry's baby.
Is it Gendry's baby? Or is it The Hounds? That is kind of left up for question.

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #743
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Good Laaaaawd if that's true when I get to the fifth book I'm warping back in time to superdragonpunch your genitalia.
She's 7 man. (Maybe 8, the timeline is unclear) ....
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #745
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On a serious note, Im a little more than halfway through book 5 and I am really enjoying this book. I know a fair few people said they did not like it or gave the book bad reviews, but I would disagree. I like 5 infinitely better than 4. And while I think comparatively book 4 sucked. It was still a great book. Five, though seems to be bringing things in motion a bit more, which we readers already knew.

Im just pumped that the produces just signed on for two more years. That will get us through book 3, and once they get those two seasons moving I think the popularity will be at an all time high. (book 3 was a beast)
I've immensely enjoyed all the books. They are pretty much exactly the kind of book(s) I love (see: Dune series as well). I absolutely love the 1st person POV including, in detail, character thoughts. So fascinating to read -- way more than poorly written action which a lot of sci-fi/fantasy is.

Tyrion's inner dialog is a thing of beauty.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #746
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just getting through 3/4 of book 3,the robb stark/catlyn storyline really through me off,although I suspected something I didn't expect what happened to happen.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:14 AM   #747
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Thanks man! Those do sound much better I have to say. Wish they had at least 1 or 2 eps more a season!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #748
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Started watching season 1 again. Pretty cool seeing the interactions between characters like Jon snow and tyrion, lord stark and Jaime lannister, Joffrey and arya, etc etc
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I'm thinking about starting over with the books after I finish book 5. There seems to be so much detail I missed the first time through.
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I'm hoping there isn't a long wait for book 6.
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