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    (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin Summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ George R.R. Martin Read & download A Game of Thrones There are plenty of fantasy authors who claim to be doing something different with the genre Ironically they often write the most predictable books of all as evidenced by Goodkind and Paolini Though I'm not sure wh

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    Read & download A Game of Thrones (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin Summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ George R.R. Martin I really feel the necessity of a bit of personal backstory here before I start the review Back in 1996 when this book first came out and I was about 14 or 16 years old I saw the hardcover on a sale table for about

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    (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin yupnerds now i am among youthis 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 abou

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    (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin Read & download A Game of Thrones I rated this in 2010 In 2017 it's time I actually use my wordsHere's my long overdue review of A Game of Thrones I was looking at the current

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    (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin Okay I am SO incredibly late to this party but hey I made it And the hype was real Winter 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 eually long His five children plus his bastard son Jon Snow are on the way back to their home Winterfell when they stumble upon and subseuently adopt six direwolf pups the symbol of the St

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    George R.R. Martin ↠ 2 Download (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin When you play the game of thrones you win or you die There is no middle ground 3 12 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 di

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    (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin Reader LogicI HATE this bookI 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 GoodreadsI 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

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    Read & download A Game of Thrones (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin ↠ 2 Download I tried reading this a long time ago and gave up very uickly 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 min

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    (A Game of Thrones) PDF ✓ George R.R. Martin Summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ George R.R. Martin 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 bc I felt it was all getting too formulaic and cliched So when I came back to fantasy I read the usual Goodki

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A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones Summary è 102 Assassins and bastards who come together in a time of grim omensHere an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys Amid plots and counterplots tragedy and betrayal victory and terror the fate of the Starks their allies and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts the game of thrones georgerrmartinc. Reader LogicI HATE this bookI 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 GoodreadsI 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 meWhen 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 somethingI 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 HATING this together that some of us formed relationships in HATE I met my wife at a George RR Martin convention and we got married as one of the characters reciting parts of the book for our vows and paid GRRM all our life savings to come read from his HORRIBLE book We HATE this beyond belief Maybe one day we ll read a book we like and the author can get rich on LOVE

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A Game of Thrones Summary è 102 Here is the first volume in George R R Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords As a whole this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy bringing together the best the genre has to offer Magic mystery intrigue romance and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced Already hailed as a classic George R R Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fictionA GAME OF THRONESLong ago in a time forgotte. I really feel the necessity of a bit of personal backstory here before I start the review Back in 1996 when this book first came out and I was about 14 or 16 years old I saw the hardcover on a sale table for about 5 and couldn t resist a bargain still can t though I m cautious these days So I started reading this book with the vague idea that it was a flop and that may not have helped but I got through 100 pages of it before feeling so crapped off with it that I shoved it in my cupboard and tried not to think about it Page 108 to be exact More on why laterIf 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 there s even a board game that looks like Risk Sooner or later there ll be a movie or something no doubt I m moderately surprised one isn t in the works already People love this book and this series So I m well aware I ll probably be lynched for this review because even the people on Goodreads who didn t like it still had great things to say about itBut reviews are subjective and here s mineIn the vein of Tolkein Jordan Elliott Goodkind Hobb Eddings Feist et al A Game of Thrones is set in the classicly boring and overdone medieval England esue setting and is essentially about a bunch of nobles fighting over a throne Great Very original Praised for its focus on political intrigue its lack of magic and similar fantasy tropes and its cast of believable and interesting characters I found the book tedious The first epic fantasy series I read after Narnia was Jordan s The Wheel of Time series and it s true that I struggled with the first book Eye of the World But there were elements to it that I liked characters who I felt attached to enough to read the second book and become hooked and so on I love 1000 page long fat fantasy books I love huge casts of characters and have no problem keeping up with them I ve read Jennifer Fallon s Wolfblade trilogy and Second Sons Trilogy both of which are heavy on political intrigue and very low on magic and they re supurb A Game of Thrones is not It offers nothing new to the genre and does nothing original with what it hasNarrated in turns by Eddard Ned Stark Lord of Winterfell his wife Lady Catelyn his bastard son Jon Snow his very young daughters Sansa and Arya his middle son Bran Tyrion Lannister a dwarf and brother to the ueen and young Daenerys Targaryen last of the line of dragon kings and exiled to the land beyond the narrow sea the book is divided into neat chapters headed by the name of one or the other so you know exactly whose point of view you re going to get and where you are in the plot Thanks for holding my hand Martin but I don t like this techniue The chapter headings I m referring to It encourages me to start wondering about the character before I ve even started reading CATELYN the chapter title reads is she young or old a peasant a farmer a daughter a mother nice mean I start imagining things and then have to correct it all as the character is revealed during the chapter There s power in names and withholding them or putting elements of a character s personality first is often compelling and better writing It also made it harder to get through the book because at the end of one chapter I d see the name of the next think oh great himher again their story s boring and put the book downLet me be perfectly straight I did not find any of the characters to be particularly interesting though Jaime Lannister had something about him you hardly ever saw him They all pretty much felt like the same character just in different situations The differences between them for example the good girl Sansa and her tomboy sister Arya felt forced superficial and clich d Ned is all about honour and duty but especially honour with love a minor consideration but honestly could the man be stupid Eddard s a moron and dull and his only saving grace is that he s nice to his daughters Let s be clear about something else right here this world and its people are so sexist and misogynist it s ludicrous There are many derogatory references to women s tits metaphors about screwing whores descriptions of Daenerys getting her nipples pinched by her horrible brother Viserys not to mention her marriage at twelve to a horselord whose men rape women like there s no tomorrow incest and so on The first time I tried to read this book I was offended and disgusted it didn t help that I d read Pillars of the Earth not long before though I did not grow up sexually repressed or prudish or anything like that I have never found reading descriptions of rape to be all that easy especially when they re treated so dismissively yet oddly my impressions of the characters were much favourable I read it now and I just felt contemptNo one character stands out though Arya has potential Catelyn is as boring as her husband and her sister Lysa is let s face it mad as a hatter and a sure sign of why women are unfit to rule a clear message in this medieval esue patriarchal world ueen Cercei too Tyrion the dwarf seems on the verge of having charisma but fails and Daenerys I want to like someone but Martin doesn t give his characters any depth Sure they re all flawed and a flawed character is a great literary device the anti hero etc But Martin s characters are walking clich s even the dwarf The plot is also pretty weak I don t need elves and magic and dragons in fact I tend to avoid them especially elves yawn but you ve gotta give me something else A bildungsroman does wonders yes let me see the characters on a journey of life rather than a uest uests are tired There s no uest in A Game of Thrones and that s fine with me But what is there Jon goes to the Wall that separates the wilderness from the Seven Kingdoms why is it called the Seven Kingdoms when there s only one kingdom and is attacked by an Other a kind of zombie creature Ned goes to the capital to take up the role of King s Hand because the King Robert likes to spend his time boozing whoring and hunting Catelyn follows to tell him someone tried to kill Bran Ned tries to discover why the previous Hand died And swords with names seriously what s with that I m so sick of such blatant phallic symbols and their representations and the whole creed of honour and duty and gallant knightsWhat frustrates me most is that this could have been a really interesting story if only the author had better talent at writing characters or letting them write themselves The plot is not the problem though it s largely uneventful with no climactic moments because even those are written at the same pace as the rest with no drammatic flourishes come on we all like those let s be honest But the characters sigh their motivations are simplistic their actions extremely predictable and while they don t blur one into another neither do any of them stand out Also the type of setting seems mostly convenient with the focus on the nobles and their suabbling you don t learn much about the lower classes or what kind of food is grown here or what kind of industry supports the economy or anything about the cultures using the clich d medieval England setting allows Martin to ignore one of the fascinating aspects of society and leaves his world shallow like surface water without support using this old and worn Fantasy setting allows an author to get lazy about world building The history of the land is also riddled with clich s and sort of thrown in here and there as if to remind the reader it is a real place look here s what the First Men did As for the writing it s easy to read and calm though very slow and rather lacking in tone or any interesting stylistic uirks flat and bland in other words There s no atmosphere in this book There re a few bad lines like A storm of rose petals blew across a blood streaked sky as blue as the eyes of death p425 his one concession to drama it seems though if you read it again you ll notice it doesn t actually make sense and a few awkward sentences that leave you scrambling such as Catelyn watched her son Robb Stark mount up Olyvar Frey held his horse for him Lord Walder s son two years older than Robb and ten years younger and anxious p696 I noticed a similar sentence later and I guess I know what he means but really it s terrible writingOn the plus side there were a few things I liked The direwolves large ferocious animals as constant companions and protectors always a winner with me the intriguing climate where summer and winter lasts years decades even before changing how does that work Seriously what do they eat Daenerys dragon eggs and the Dothraki the horse lords though they were pretty superficial and confined to a rigid list of adjectives I would have liked to understand their culture better In many fantasy books my problem is the whole good vs evil clich which generally involves the plot Here my problem is that the characters are so black and white They are described good that s settled now what There s no grey No character development They never once surprised meI honestly don t know if I ll read the next book The Wheel of Time taught me at the same age as I first tried reading this book 16 that the first book in a series can be the weakest because of the amount of extrapolation and background etc that goes on I didn t find that problem here it was very grounded in the now which makes me think the next book will be of the same I keep coming back to the reasons why I struggled to finish this book boredom clich d and empty characters not enough balance as in there s no love in this book and if the characters are so realistic why don t they love and predictable events You know what it reminds me of Marion Zimmer Bradley s eually famous The Mists of Avalon another book I couldn t finish If you like Arthurian fantasy and that kind of style then this would be a good book for you the excessively patriarchal culture the battles the hint of magic and something glorious lurking around the edges but never coming to the fore it s all here neatly packaged Obviously it works for a lot of people But to all those people who say that Martin has opened up the genre in new ways that he is the best writer of the epic fantasy crowd and so on I have to wonder have they read anything else And then I wonder whether it s a matter of which author you read first and grow attached to and so compare all the others I don t think I fell into that trap as such because Jordan s lost the plot literally Goodkind s personal politics and propaganda have taken over his story and the one epic fantasy series that I love above all others to date is Kate Elliott s Crown of Stars series which I didn t start reading till I was in uni But I really wonder how this story grabbed other people If it grabbed you I d love to hear how and why because sometimes I feel like I m too jaded or something too snobby maybe

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A Game of Thrones Summary è 102 N a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime trouble is brewing The cold is returning and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty here is a tale of lords and ladies soldiers and sorcerers. Okay I am SO incredibly late to this party but hey I made it And the hype was real Winter 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 eually long His five children plus his bastard son Jon Snow are on the way back to their home Winterfell when they stumble upon and subseuently 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 crownAt first he was hesitant but upon learning that the ueen Cersei Lannister may be behind the death of the previous adviser he decides to go in order to protect his friendUnfortuntately before he goes Bran Ned s youngest son discovers that view spoiler the ueen is having an affair with her brother hide spoiler

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  • A Game of Thrones
  • George R.R. Martin
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  • 07 February 2018
  • 9780553588484