Description A Game of Thrones is a contemporary masterpiece of fantasy. The cold is returning to Winterfell, where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime. A time of conflict has arisen in the Stark family, as they are pulled from the safety of their home into a whirlpool of tragedy, betrayal, assassination, plots and counterplots. Each decision and action carries with it the potential for conflict as several prominent families, comprised of lords, ladies, soldiers, sorcerers, assassins and bastards, are pulled together in the most deadly game of all--the game of thrones.
A Game of Thrones - Customer Choice by Ghizlan El Hachimi Iíve been a fan of the TV show since 2012 but I never dared to read the books. Not because I didnít think they were good books, but because I didnít want to mess up the TV show for myself. One of my friends reassured me that the show stays very true to the books so I wouldnít stumble on any big surprises. Iím very glad I ended up reading it. Itís nicely written and makes the world of Westeros a little more real.
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a seriously good plotby: Nils Kenninck from Amsterdam 11-12-2005 ....and its not even done yet (sigh).
We all have a favourite book or more. Most of us re-read a book, some of us several times. A reason for that can be identification with the main character, events that happened, conversation and so on. It can be real nice to read something 'light' like the Eddings series. You know real soon what will happen and who is who. Or reading the Wheel Of Time series bacause you like a drawn out plot (lol). What most books (writers) lack is a seriously good plot. And I dont mean one where you are waiting for the unfolding of one (like that horrible Dan Brown) and after the final chapter sit back annoyed/astounded. Some dont keep you in the dark, they keep you in a murkiness where you glimpse stuff looking over a character's shoulder, but are drawn on. Thing is, not many writers can do this, and Martin's style of following different characters adds to this even more. His story is as 'real' as it gets. If you like a hero that is ignorant of his super powers for you to follow untill he becomes a demigod, this is NOT for you. This is raw, serious struggle, where people die without miraculous narrow escapes. You would do well to try to read it slow and savour this series, since Mr Martin left finishing the series for a while to do some fun stuff, untill he got whipped back to the table for a glorious finish (sometime next year I recon).
So read. This review refers to the Paperback edition