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Because discussion of the series/books was invading the 2013 recruiting thread.
To answer inuyesta's question: John Snow goes off with a small group of the Nights Watch led by Qhorin Halfhand, the main force was left behind and holding steady.
I wish we had some kind of spoiler-hiding device. I don't want to ruin the tv show for anyone who hasn't read the books.
I'm just finishing up Clash of Kings, and hoping to get through book 4 by the start of season 3.
aha, excellent, thank you, that makes a lot of sense
I watch a season of the show and then read the books for all the extra details. I know that it's morally reprehensible to watch the show before the book but I find it more fun that way. I would hate to know what's coming, particularly with this show.
This post was edited by jimtaco 15 months ago
Every time I start back reading them I find myself sleeping within 10 minutes.
I read all the books before the tv show even started, so I never got that option, but I can completely understand where you're coming from. Having read the books in advance though, there are certain things in the tv show that differ from the books that just drive me crazy. I recognize that they have to cut some stuff out to fit into a 10-hour season, but one of the things I love about the books is how well fleshed-out the entire universe is. The lore is just so deep and incredible.
I had to re-read all 4 of them before I started reading the 5th one, just because I would have been so lost otherwise. I have a bad feeling I'll have to re-read all 5 to really appreciate the 6th, and ditto for the 7th.
I thought season 1 followed Game of Thrones pretty well, but season 2 left a lot out from Clash of Kings.
They changed Arya's experience and departure from Harrenhall considerably, and I hated that because Arya's one of my favorite characters. Her relationship with Jaqen H'ghar needed to be explored more because it lays the groundwork for her entire story.
That and Bran's story was changed up. While Bran's story is essentially the same, I don't remember (haven't watched season 2 since it first aired) Joren and Meera Reed in the show at all or any talk about Bran being a skinchanger.
This post was edited by A2Wolverines 15 months ago
Yeah, that is the character I thought had the largest change from the book. They spent a great deal of time in the book building her story and then the show excluded almost all of it. Great thread. Getting a head start on April's debut.
That's a story that they better not mess with, because I have a feeling it's going to end up being very, very, very important.
For anyone that hasn't read the books I'd really recommend it. Yes, the first 200 pages of the first book are tough to get through, but the end of book 1 through book 3 is non-stop awesome. Book 4 was a bit dull again since all of the good characters are in book 5...
This is by far and away the weirdest tbread of all time.
Thrones and underlore? Wtf is going on here?
Wait someones name is bran? I seriously hope theres a flakes or raison somewhere in this story....
I thought the Stark's were the strength of the series and my favorite, then the red wedding and the storm of swords (I don't remember what book) after that it lacked, but I had already read so much might as well finish. Great for TV, imo.
breaking bad, walking dead, dexter and boardwalk empire FTW
Season 3 premiere in 15 minutes. UM to the Final Four + GoT premiere = Best. Day. Ever.
This post was edited by inuyesta 13 months ago
Here we go!
Great start. Kaleesi, John Snow and. . . . Margarie (Natalie Dormer). Hope she shows off like in the tudors.
Should we set ground rules about spoilers from the book for discussion itt? Personally, I'm inclined to say that nothing from beyond A Storm of Swords should show up itt, and ASOS spoilers should be set aside with a
(insert spoilers here)
but that's a pretty self-interested opinion given that I finished ASOS yesterday and haven't been able to go past that...I could def. understand people who have read all the books wanting to be able to discuss the show in the context of those later books, and I could def. understand people who haven't read not wanting to have to dodge spoilers all day. So, curious about other peoples' opinions.
Curious, how long ago have you read these books? Personally, I forgot much of the minute content over time, especially if that duration is over atleast 1-2 years.
Would you rather want to bank Kaleesi or Chantel Jennings? My answer is Kaleesi, I want to breed my own awink2 dragons
According to my Kindle order history, I began reading the series on Feb. 27 of this year, so I've only been reading them for about a month.
I have read them again and again since the first one came out more than a decade ago...rereading the series again right now. Every time I read them...I pick up something I missed the first time.
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