Sonntag, 16. Juni 2013

George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

This is a big one. After hbo decided to make a TV show out of it, its popularity skyrocketed. Well deserved, the show is brilliant. So are the books for that matter.

My first attempt in reading it was when i was a long time ago when i was just 14 years old. Pretty young for this kind of book and, naturally, i couldn't really appreciate it all.
I skipped chapters, hated characters i now learned to love (Daenerys). Well i was young  and much of what happened in the book went right over my head.

But now let's get to the meat of it. The books are great. All of them. The storytelling is superb, it's dark and gloomy which is something i learned to love. Who likes to read about a happy-go-lucky world? No one. 
Characters die. That's so important for a good story if you ask me. If every important person seems invincible there is no way for me to feel any kind of suspense. How can i get emotionally involved if my favorite character is invincible? I can't.
It's a world much like our own, it's just not black and white everything is a shade of grey (not 50). Good people do bad things, bad people do good things. All this happens in this great series of books. I can only applaude George RR Martin, he wrote one of the best fantasy books of all time. And now with the TV show he gets the exposure he deserves.

Since most people know the story already i will skip giving a description, you can find that on amazon.

The only bad thing i can write about the series is how long it takes till a new book gets released. So read slow, if you are able to.

What do You think about Game of Thrones? Write Me something in the comments!

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