A Game of Thrones

Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)

Mass Market Paperback, 837 pages

English language

Published March 3, 2011 by Bantam Books.


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In A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin has created a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantansy fans everywhere.

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of 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, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, …

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1 star

DNF @ approximately 50%.

I watched the first season of the show. I never liked it, but I thought, "So many people like it, there must be something to it", and kept trying. Never watched the second season, though.

I listened to the audiobook halfway, then my free subscription of [whatever audiobook service I was using] ran out. I never liked the book, but I thought, "So many people like it, there must be something to it", and kept trying. Didn't feel like picking up a physical copy right away, though.

Then, about a year later, I picked up a physical copy of the book and made it through the prologue. That's it. I don't want to read anymore.

Not my cup of tea. Rating based on the 50% I listened to, not on the 13 pages I read.

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5 stars

Tästä sarjasta on kuullut paljon, ja ainakin avausosa on maineensa veroinen. Tai siis ainakin melkein. Odotin, että tässä olisi ollut tolkuttomasti seksiä ja väkivaltaa, mutta kumpaakin oli odotuksiin nähden itse asiassa melko kohtuullisesti. Seuraava osa tullee luettua sekin ihan mielellään.

Mainittakoon vielä, että olen sarjan suhteen sikäli melko neitseellistä maaperää, että en ole katsonut yhtään jaksoa tästä tehtyä tv-sarjaa. Näin ollen kaikki mielikuvat siitä, miltä asiat näyttävät, kuulostavat ja tuntuvat, syntyivät pelkästään luetun perusteella. Ja se on hyvä se. Minua ei nimittäin yhtään häirinnyt, että Tyrion Lannister puhui päässäni Varric Tethrasin äänellä.

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  • Kings and rulers
  • Magic
  • Imaginary places
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Betrayal
  • Fiction
  • Voyages and travels
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Dragons