[George R.R. Martin] Õ A Game of Thrones [game-design PDF] Ebook Epub Download ô First off, I m a heavy duty fan of GRRM I ve read over a 100 different fantasy authors in my time Took about 5 years off from the genre b c I felt it was all getting too formulaic and cliched So, when I came back to fantasy I read the usual Goodkind, Jordan, etc and then someone told me about GRRM and man, that was the kicker Here are the reasons to choose GRRM I ve also listed the reasons not to choose him to make it fair b c I know their are certain personalities who won t like this series WHY TO read GRRM 1 YOU ARE TIRED OF FORMULAIC FANTASY good lad beats the dark lord against impossible odds boy is the epitome of good he and all his friends never die even though they go through great dangers the good and noble king the beautiful princess who falls in love with the I rated this in 2010 In 2017 it s time I actually use my words.
Here s my long overdue review of A Game of Thrones I was looking at the current reviews Here you have a book with a ridiculously high average rating, vast sales, and the most liked reviews are three 1 s and an unrated comedy piece Do we love to hate that much Apparently we do Not only is knocking down easier than building, it s also fun to watch Well, sadly all I have to offer here is a less exciting set of praise for the genius and importance of this book.
The first bit of genius is that on paper GRRM writes in not only the opposite manner to me but in a manner I profess to dislike Wait I like how he writes on paper you know what I mean.
Things he does that s Ten years and five hundred comments later and men still think I care if they disagree with me.
WARNING If you enjoyed this book, even a little bit, you may not want to read this review It will probably make you angry Heaven knows that the book made me furious, and I intend to turn every bit of that wrath back on it.
Instead, I suggest you read karen s review, Brigid s review, Joyzi s review, or any other of the gushing four and five star reviews here If video reviews are your style, I suggest Melina Pendulum s vlog about this book.
Realistically, I know a lot of you are not going to listen, which is why the edit is here At least it will slow you down a little.
EDIT adding one thing because, despite the warning and the redirect links I kindly provided, I have indeed gotten the kind of sexist bullshit comments I anticipated Before you launch into the usual defense, yup.
nerds, now i am among you.
this is going to be a review where i just prattle on and on about meee meee meee, because let s face it there are a million reviews of this puppy out there so i don t have to worry about doing a disservice to the book you ll either read the book or you won t but you should it s got direwolves.
i wasn t going to read this after years of watching hordes of desperate sad eyed nerds coming up to me, asking any news on the george r.
r martin release like the bn computer knows , somehow, than the internet it doesn t and i would have to tell them not without some schadenfreude glee nope it has just been moved back another year it gave me a solid sense of there but for the grace like when you see a very young junkie and you congratulate yourself for dodging that particular bullet.
despite When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die There is no middle ground3 1 2 stars So in one weekend I finally finished the book I picked up and put down about ten years ago, and watched the final episode of the TV series I have loved for eight years How odd that the book ended up better than I expected, and the TV show, um didn t Warning I will be talking about the depiction of rape in this review.
I think I was ready to commit this time around I d already watched the show and become invested in the characters, so reading 900 pages about them didn t seem so unattractive I think it s quite well written, especially the dialogue, which is where Martin shines It s also just entertaining for the most part The bloody vicious backstabbing kind of entertainment that, apparently, I do like.
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Okay I am SO incredibly late to this party but hey, I made itAnd the hype was realWinter is coming.
Lord Eddard Ned Stark lives with his family in a world where the seasons are thrown completely off summers last decades, and winters are equally long His five children, plus his bastard son Jon Snow are on the way back to their home, Winterfell, when they stumble upon and subsequently adopt six direwolf pups the symbol of the Starks , with the albino runt going to John When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
Upon returning home, King Robert Baratheon, an old friend of Ned, recruits the Lord to replace the adviser to the crown.
At first, he was hesitant but upon learning that the Queen Cersei Reader Logic I HATE this book.
I HATE it so much I had to get a new hardback copy to read so I could underline all the parts I HATE about it so much and post them on Goodreads.
I HATE it with such a passion I also bought copies for all my friends and family, also in new hardback editions, so they could HATE it along with me.
When the TV series came on I was so fuming with rage I watched the entire season twice and bought six copies of the DVD, because I could not believe how much I could HATE something.
I had spent so much time discussing how much I HATE this, with all my friends, who HATE it too and who all bought copies, I decided to get a George RR Martin tattoo on my buttock to show how strong my HATRED for his work is There was such a collectivity at the time like everyone uniting in HA I tried reading this a long time ago and gave up very quickly I know many love it but I think from the start I knew it wasn t for me Looooong fantasy series never have been, for some reason HOWEVER, I have to confess that the TV series is such a guilty pleasure of mine And, even though I will never return to this series, can we all just take a minute to admit that how I spent my weekend is kinda coolAnd a sneaky bonus for Torchwood fans Just so you know, all the cool people totally close their eyes during at least one photo truefact
If you ve heard of this book, or read it, you re probably aware that far from being the flop I assumed it was at the time and I didn t know anyone who was reading it , the series has gone on to be one of the big Cash Cows of the fantasy genre Computer games, role playing games Tras El Largo Verano, El Invierno Se Acerca A Los Siete Reinos Lord Eddars Stark, Se Or De Invernalia, Deja Sus Dominios Para Unirse A La Corte Del Rey Robert Baratheon El Usurpador, Hombre D Scolo Y Otrora Guerrero Audaz Cuyas Mayores Aficiones Son Comer, Beber Y Engendrar Bastardos Eddard Stark Desempe Ar El Cargo De Mano Del Rey E Intentar Desentra Ar Una Mara A De Intrigas Que Pondr En Peligro Su Vida Y La De Los Suyos En Un Mundo Cuyas Estaciones Duran D Cadas Y En El Que Retazos De Una Magia Inmemorial Y Olvidada Surgen En Los Rincones M S Sombrios Y Maravillosos, La Traici N Y La Lealtad, La Compasi N Y La Sed De Venganza, El Amor Y El Poder Hacen Del Juego De Tronos Una Poderosa Trampa Que Atrapa En Sus Fauces A Los Personajes Y Al Lector