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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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Posted 11/4/17
No you're not alone, it's very popular.

This series is never going to be finished, George R.R. Martin is having too much fun doing everything but writing these books.
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Posted 11/4/17 , edited 11/4/17

Sandman1997 wrote:

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."


The TV show has passed the books in the plot, the books are way behind at this point.
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Posted 11/6/17
i tried to read it when i was young just after i finished lord of the rings and i thought hell no i wont read a bible like fantasy again for the next months

i eventually forgot about it then...
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Posted 12/18/17
Yes. It's a solid fantasy, and I enjoy the shifting perspectives. I must admit my excitement has dwindled waiting for a new book, but every installment has been better than the previous one.
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I've read through the whole series twice and my favourite book in the series is this third one. It was written the best, had the best pacing and plot progression, everything.
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