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Holy Cow! A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

This book……..wow!  Now I know I’m late to the whole Game of Thrones thing, but better late than never.  When I first heard about the show and the books it went with, I didn’t really think that it was something I would be interested in.  I could not have been more wrong.  George R.R. Martin does a great job of balancing all the action with the character and story development.  This allows the reader to connect with the characters (which there are a lot of) and not just overwhelm them with killing.  Martin also does not shy away from doing harm, emotionally hurting, and even killing characters that the reader will have formed a strong connection to.

 

When I first got A Game of Thrones from the library, I was a little intimidated by its size.  Be warned that this book is a commitment, especially since it is the first in a large series.  I was willing to spend the time and lug its heft to and from work to read on breaks.  It was completely worth it since I started reading it all the time and didn’t have to carry it around too long.

 

Normally, I would include a summary of the book in my blog, but I really don’t want to ruin anyone’s first reading of it.  Plus it would take forever to summarize the book in a way that made any sense.  Just know that it is worth it and that I highly recommend it to everyone.  The worst part of this book?  Having to wait until I can get my hands on the second one.

 

 

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One thought on “Holy Cow! A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

  1. It’s always great to hear the enthusiasm of someone who just started getting into A Song of Ice and Fire. I’m glad you enjoyed A Game of Thrones, and I hope you continue to read the series. The books are great. But don’t take my word for it. Just read, and tell me if I’m wrong or right.

    It is known.

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