Post Reply I read the song of ice and fire, am I alone??
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Posted 5/12/17
I'm starting to read this book its really good, do you guys read it?
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Posted 5/13/17
You refer to the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones?

I picked it up after I kept hearing about it, with some reservations. I was thinking that it was probably going to turn out like Lord of the Rings but I was wrong.

I take back all those horrible things I said about Tolkien with his elf fetish and boring writing. Martin is much worse.

Probably my biggest issue is how he keeps jumping between a hundred different settings with a hundred different characters that aren't memorable enough for me to even know where I am now--not that I need to care since they all get killed off before I can remember their names anyway.

But to each their own. Never apologise if you like it.
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Posted 5/24/17 , edited 5/24/17
I've read the entire series so far and dread the fact ADOS is never coming..ever.
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Posted 5/24/17
I was able to read the first three or so books back when they first came out. Not sure I ever finished the third one, because they pretty much suck.
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Posted 7/26/17
Oh good. The trilogy were in my local library years ago (many years now) and I got the first one out. I read the first and wasn't inspired to get the other 2 out of the library.

Given the success of the TV show (watched the first 2 seasons, not bothered about seeing anymore) I assumed everyone would love the books. Glad to know not everyone does.
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Posted 7/26/17
I'm somewhere in the middle of book 4. The series starts out good, but really kind of stalls out in the middle of book 3 or so and becomes a bit of a chore to read. I want to keep reading, but I'm afraid of investing any more time in the series with no promise of a satisfying conclusion in sight.
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Posted 8/15/17
It's quite a hard read and it requires some heavy commitment. I've only gotten a few chapters in. I like to think of it as winter reading, really. Something you can stay indoors and pore over while the snow and sleet and whatever else rages on outside.
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Posted 9/11/17
I've read it through A Feast for Crows (book four). I loved it, but lost patience with the wait and moved on before A Dance with Dragons finally dropped, so I haven't read any further. Probably I'm just sick of all the GoT hype now.
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Posted 9/13/17 , edited 9/13/17
I have all the books, but I hate A Clash of Kings so much, so much so that I stopped reading the series. I know I'm missing out on all the juicy book plotlines that the show never adapted, but since I'm aware of like all of them, and since I've watched the show I have little to no desire to read it.
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Posted 9/13/17
On the bright side, if somebody complains about waiting for the next season to air, you could say, "If you want to know what happens next, you could read the books."
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