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    Has anyone read the books? I saw the teaser clip for the new HBO mini-series and haven't read a book in many months and wanted to get back to reading.

    The link is here
    http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones?cmpid=ABC794

    I've heard it's one of the most well-written fantasy series out there. I like Sean Bean too, even if he's looking chubby in this.
    Last edited by Old Dude; 05-07-2013, 08:53 AM.

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    Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
    Has anyone read the books? I saw the teaser clip for the new HBO mini-series and haven't read a book in many months and wanted to get back to reading.

    The link is here
    http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones?cmpid=ABC794

    I've heard it's one of the most well-written fantasy series out there. I like Sean Bean too, even if he's looking chubby in this.
    I watched the teaser looks pretty good. I think it starts next Sunday.

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    • #3
      My bro and I were wondering about this show. Looks interesting. Normally I'd pass this off as some Xena Warrior Princess C grade schlock... but it's HBO...

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      • #4
        I've read the book. Martin was one of the big three that ruled fantasy for a while - Jordan, Goodkind and Martin. Martin hit writers block, and there hasn't been a book in this series in five years or so. Goodkind retired from Fantasy, Jordan died.

        Word of warning, the Martin books are not happy books. They make the Soprano's look like the Mickey Mouse club.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lostknight View Post
          I've read the book. Martin was one of the big three that ruled fantasy for a while - Jordan, Goodkind and Martin. Martin hit writers block, and there hasn't been a book in this series in five years or so. Goodkind retired from Fantasy, Jordan died.

          Word of warning, the Martin books are not happy books. They make the Soprano's look like the Mickey Mouse club.
          See this I like

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          • #6
            Easily one of my favorite book series.

            So good in fact I am wary of watching the HBO series in case it ruins the books in some way.

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            • #7
              I think I am going to switch back to HBO for this. Was going to wait until the summer for True Blood and Entourage but this has peaked my interest. I like the HBO / Showtime series so much more then the censored channels.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
                Has anyone read the books? I saw the teaser clip for the new HBO mini-series and haven't read a book in many months and wanted to get back to reading.

                The link is here
                http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones?cmpid=ABC794

                I've heard it's one of the most well-written fantasy series out there. I like Sean Bean too, even if he's looking chubby in this.
                I've read what he's completed in the series, they are some of the best fiction books i've read. They are very adult themed though Kaylore, rape, murder, explecit sex, throughout the books.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GoWYO View Post
                  Easily one of my favorite book series.

                  So good in fact I am wary of watching the HBO series in case it ruins the books in some way.
                  Agree, but added HBO today to watch

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Obushma View Post
                    I've read what he's completed in the series, they are some of the best fiction books i've read. They are very adult themed though Kaylore, rape, murder, explecit sex, throughout the books.
                    *setting DVR*

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
                      Has anyone read the books? I saw the teaser clip for the new HBO mini-series and haven't read a book in many months and wanted to get back to reading.

                      The link is here
                      http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones?cmpid=ABC794

                      I've heard it's one of the most well-written fantasy series out there. I like Sean Bean too, even if he's looking chubby in this.

                      I've read 'em. If you are at all a fantasy fan, they are a must read. It is a little frustrating that he kinda stalled out for a while, but the next book is due in July, so that is the good news. The storyline and world he has created are very well fleshed out and detailed, and the character arcs intersect in clever and surprising ways.

                      The style of the books is interesting as well. Each chapter follows one character, so sometimes you get really into what's going on with one character, but you don't get back to their story for several chapters. Other times, you get to see the same event from several different perspectives, gaining a more complete picture. It is a pretty complex series, and remembering all of the characters can be challenging at times. Overall, they are engrossing books, and I'm excited to see what they do with the series.

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                      • #12
                        So.... what is this about?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chris View Post
                          So.... what is this about?
                          Think very adult mafia style power contest set in middle ages fantasy setting. The books were extremely interesting, but Martin lost his way toward the end and never complete the epic series he started.

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                          • #14
                            Martin kind of wrote himself in a corner (by his own admission). I would guess that the HBO contract included some varient of "you must finish the books" which is why he is getting back to it by now.

                            He's a great writer - probably the most natural writer of the old big three. I do have to say that the new generation of fantasy writers - In particular Patrick Rothfuss's unbeliavably great series The Name of the Wind, and Brandon Sanderson (who took over the Wheel of Time books from Jordan) are better authors I think then any of the three.

                            (If you haven't read The Name of the Wind, you need to. It's Tolkein and C.S. Lewis good).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lostknight View Post
                              Martin kind of wrote himself in a corner (by his own admission). I would guess that the HBO contract included some varient of "you must finish the books" which is why he is getting back to it by now.

                              He's a great writer - probably the most natural writer of the old big three. I do have to say that the new generation of fantasy writers - In particular Patrick Rothfuss's unbeliavably great series The Name of the Wind, and Brandon Sanderson (who took over the Wheel of Time books from Jordan) are better authors I think then any of the three.

                              (If you haven't read The Name of the Wind, you need to. It's Tolkein and C.S. Lewis good).
                              Rothfuss is outstanding writer, no matter what genre you favor. His new books is even better then The Name of Wind.

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