Game of Thrones

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  1. Alex1939

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    Song of Ice and Fire Books 1-3 were amazing, and currently season 4 is ending book 3. Books 4-5 were just average in comparison. I have faith in the HBO show more than George in finishing this series, and doing a better job. It certainly doesn't look like he will finish the book series before the TV series is over.


    I've actually read every George Martin novel (or novel he has participated in). NOT all his short stories of which there are many. Tuf Traveling, Hunter's Run, Dying of the Light are all really good sci-fi novels. Windhaven may be my favorite and it was written with his wife at the time; more fantasy but still some sci-fi elements. The Armageddon Rag is a recommend to Cruds, it's a rock and roll murder mystery basically, was really good. Fevre Dream was vampires circa mid 1800s America so more fantasy as well.

    ALL are great to exceptional imo and would recommend all of them. All have similar characteristics to Song of Ice and Fire where characters are not good and evil but more shades of gray with their own interests. Strong characters in each book. Would rank as Windhaven, Fevre Dream, Tuf Traveling, Hunter's Run, Armagedon Rag, then Dying of the Light.

    Basically I wasn't a fan of Dying of the Light's ending. Which is actually what got me reading all his other novels, I wanted to see how he finished his other stories as a curiosity regarding how well he would finish a Song of Fire and Ice (game of thrones).
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    The amount of weiner lovin in this thread is epic
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  3. GeronimoJackson

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    Hate the recasting of Daario. First guy's deliver was smooth and charming, the new guy is awkward and corny.
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  4. Tennessy XO

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    Season Finale on Sunday can't wait.

    Don't watch if you are not caught up on the season.

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    We just now started watching the show So far we have watched 6 episodes on season 1. Looks like I have a lot to get caught up on
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    Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister) was posting some interesting tweetpics halfway thru this past season..

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  10. 520

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    WEINER WEINER WEINER WEINER WEINER
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