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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