A Game of Thrones

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    ^I just got started on the first book yesterday. After the first 50 or so pages, I'm already suckered in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    ^I just got started on the first book yesterday. After the first 50 or so pages, I'm already suckered in.
    I enjoy his writing style. But, as far as the story goes, it only draws you deeper in. It gets much better. The scope of it is amazing to me. I don't see how he keeps track of it all to write it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    I enjoy his writing style. But, as far as the story goes, it only draws you deeper in. It gets much better. The scope of it is amazing to me. I don't see how he keeps track of it all to write it.
    I'm already having a bit of trouble keeping up with who all the characters are and how they're related to one another...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'm already having a bit of trouble keeping up with who all the characters are and how they're related to one another...
    I read at a really slow pace for myself for the first few chapters as I really tried to let all the relationships sink in. After the first 1/8th of the book or so I was at my normal pace and having zero trouble keeping up with all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    I read at a really slow pace for myself for the first few chapters as I really tried to let all the relationships sink in. After the first 1/8th of the book or so I was at my normal pace and having zero trouble keeping up with all of them.
    Yeah, that's what I've been doing. Think I'm slowly starting to keep everyone straight.

    Today is killing me. Everyone I know is off, but I have to work and all I want to do is get home and keep reading it.

    As soon as someone mentioned it was of the likes of LOTR, I knew I'd be hooked immediately, and I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Yeah, that's what I've been doing. Think I'm slowly starting to keep everyone straight.

    Today is killing me. Everyone I know is off, but I have to work and all I want to do is get home and keep reading it.

    As soon as someone mentioned it was of the likes of LOTR, I knew I'd be hooked immediately, and I am.
    We are actually going through a totally revamping of our system at work. I was able to sit and read undisturbed for a lot of the work day. Unfortunately I will be paying for it come Monday when my work load grows exponentially for the next few weeks.

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    I didn't have that much trouble keeping up with things as I read the books. Its trying to recall the stuff 5+ years later. I think the last two books will come quicker. Martin changed course after beginning the 4th book and I think that caused the extended hiccup. Hopefully that's the case.

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    The second episode aired tonight and I thought it was great. I'm glad I did the research online that I did to learn more about the characters as it made this episode much easier to follow then the first one was last week. During my research I did get some spoilers of what's going to happen and that has made me a little more anxious to see how the series unfolds. I'm really thinking that I'm going to pick up the books.

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    So far, knowing what happens hasn't affected my enjoyment of the show one iota. In fact, like you said, I think knowing the characters has actually enhanced it.

    It is also fun to follow along and see where the show deviates from the book. None of the changes have been of any significance, but since I started re-reading the series last week, it is all pretty fresh, so its easy to spot when something is different.

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    Just ordered the first book from Amazon.com. Once it arrives finding the time to actually read it may become an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Just ordered the first book from Amazon.com. Once it arrives finding the time to actually read it may become an issue.
    That's my biggest issue so far. I bought it Wednesday night, and am only about 100 pages into it. This weekend I had almost no free time to get into it. So far I'm loving it though. Going to Columbus for the next 3 days for work should give me plenty of time to get a lot of quality reading in though.

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    Agree with 5wide. I'm extremely happy about how close it is following to the book. I honestly can't remember the last time I was this excited for a tv show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    That's my biggest issue so far. I bought it Wednesday night, and am only about 100 pages into it. This weekend I had almost no free time to get into it. So far I'm loving it though. Going to Columbus for the next 3 days for work should give me plenty of time to get a lot of quality reading in though.
    I bought the first one last Monday or Tuesday and I'm already 500 pages in. Just like the first time I read them, I can't put them down. I don't know if they're my favorite series of books ever, but they are definitely the hardest to stop reading. The way the chapters are written from character POV's...for instance, if I'm reading a chapter of Eddard Stark and it ends with a cliffhanger, I can't stop until I get to him again, but by that time, one of Arya or Jon Snow or someone else's chapter will have me hooked. Addictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    I bought the first one last Monday or Tuesday and I'm already 500 pages in. Just like the first time I read them, I can't put them down. I don't know if they're my favorite series of books ever, but they are definitely the hardest to stop reading. The way the chapters are written from character POV's...for instance, if I'm reading a chapter of Eddard Stark and it ends with a cliffhanger, I can't stop until I get to him again, but by that time, one of Arya or Jon Snow or someone else's chapter will have me hooked. Addictive.
    Same way with me. I'm rereading em again and the last two pages of A Game of Thrones makes me have to start up Clash of Kings because the story is so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Same way with me. I'm rereading em again and the last two pages of A Game of Thrones makes me have to start up Clash of Kings because the story is so great.
    I just ordered the other books from Barnes and Noble online. I
    hope they arrive before I finish A Game of Thrones.

    Its been so long since I read them, I don't remember much, so it is almost like reading them for the first time. I don't feel like I'm plowing through something against just to refresh my memory.

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