I just started on these books, I love them. They have a realistic quality, almost as much as Lord of the Rings had, but far more gritty and realistic in it's portrayal of the lifestyles. I first got into them because of the shockingly high reviews for the books on alot of websites... most bad reviews were only bad because people were shocked by the graphic details. Anyway I'm on book 2 (of a proposed six and released four)... I'm completely hooked.
That really is one of my favorite series, though it's been awhile since I read through the books that have already been released and now that I think about it I really should reread them before reading the new one. But thanks for making me aware that a new one is coming out this fall.
a friend in a creative writing class picked recommended A Game of Thrones to me. i'm a slow reader, but finished it in within a month. i even went a record week and a half without touching my vg systems because of the book.
Great series. About 200 pages into A Feast for Crows and I already know I'll be salivating for the next book when I'm done. Luckily I get to go to a book signing of Nov. 21 and see the man in person. I hope I don't embarass myself.
By the way, for anyone who's read the books, check out my latest journal. I have a challenge for you that i would love to have solved.
I just started in on "A Clash of Kings" today. The first was was fantastic! Usually the concept of politics bores me even when it's put into a fantasy-like context; however, this just continues to pull me in by the day.
It's honestly one of the best (if not THE best) fantasy series I've ever read. Not the best Sci-Fi fantasy mind you... but the best pure fantasy. The reason you get so many answers on what it is about and what the themes are and what category it is in is because there is simply so much going on at once that it has an element of just about everything in it. The writing has such a realistic quality to it as well. The kind of realism in fantasy that Lord of the Rings has. And it's character driven, by characters who actually are not steriotypical or predictable. Brilliant stuff truly. I'm reading Feast for Crows slowly because I know once I finish it, the wait for "A Dance with Dragons" will already be too much.
Well I just finished "A Feast for Crows" I loved it so much. I am glad they had Arya in it. I am a little bummed that I have to wait for Jon since he is my Favorite. I don't want to leave any spoilers. Cersie is a medieval bitch plain and simple. :P