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Old 07-08-2010, 08:13 AM   #11
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Re: "A Song of Ice and Fire" Thread

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"I'm a muppet"

Frank Oz's had is up your ass?
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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Re: "A Song of Ice and Fire" Thread

I was just rereading a few chapters of A Game of Thrones on a plane ride, and all I can say is "damn". Really reminded me why I am patiently waiting like a little ***** for A Dance With Dragons to come out. You just can't stay mad at GRRM when he writes stuff like this.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:26 PM   #13
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Re: "A Song of Ice and Fire" Thread

You gotta respect a guy who will spend two (very long) books developing a character and then kill him at the drop of a hat.

Great series so far. I hope he dosen't b**** out on the next one....
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #14
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A really good fantasy series is "Codex Alera" by Jim Butcher. Although I haven't read a whole lot of fantasy books, this series is in stiff competition with Harry Potter; it's that good. There are six books in the series, so if you like the first one you will be entertained for awhile. I loved reading every book and the next book is better than the last.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:14 AM   #15
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A really good fantasy series is "Codex Alera" by Jim Butcher.
Also, a while back I'd noticed that those books were going up (slowly, piece by piece) for free online. Easy way to dip your toes in and see if it's comfy.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:40 PM   #16
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I loved reading every book and the next book is better than the last.
Until book 6. That ending really annoyed me. But books 1-5 and all but the last 1/4 of book 6 were great.

I'm stoked on the HBO series for ASoIaF though. I think HBO will do it right - just look at the quality of some of their other series. They're unlikely to "dumb it down" for audiences and stick with what made the series awesome - complex characters, complex relationships, violence, sex, and bad-assery.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:34 PM   #17
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I'm stoked on the HBO series for ASoIaF though. I think HBO will do it right - just look at the quality of some of their other series. They're unlikely to "dumb it down" for audiences and stick with what made the series awesome - complex characters, complex relationships, violence, sex, and bad-assery.
I would ask what your favorite moment was, but that would involve spoilers.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:29 PM   #18
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I would ask what your favorite moment was, but that would involve spoilers.
As well as me having to re-read to remember it all. It's been a few years since I've read them, so I just remember general things and some characters. When the next book comes out, I'll be re-reading them for sure.

I can say that I do remember being a big fan of Jon Snow and one of the Cleganes, but I can't remember which.

Edit - it's definitely Sandor that I liked. Just read the wiki for both and, well, without giving spoilers, Gregor is not the type of character I would ever sympathize with or come to like.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #19
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As well as me having to re-read to remember it all. It's been a few years since I've read them, so I just remember general things and some characters. When the next book comes out, I'll be re-reading them for sure.

I can say that I do remember being a big fan of Jon Snow and one of the Cleganes, but I can't remember which.

Edit - it's definitely Sandor that I liked. Just read the wiki for both and, well, without giving spoilers, Gregor is not the type of character I would ever sympathize with or come to like.
Sandor is a pretty cool guy. Gregor is still a very interesting character, in that I look at him and go "I wonder how this guy got so ****ing surly. Did he have some kind of hormonal imbalance, or is there more to it?"
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Sandor is a pretty cool guy. Gregor is still a very interesting character, in that I look at him and go "I wonder how this guy got so ****ing surly. Did he have some kind of hormonal imbalance, or is there more to it?"
At 7'6, SOMETHING is out of whack for sure.
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