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    I'm re-watching The Game Of Thrones. I talked my baby sister into watching last week. She LOVES it. Of course she called me crying her eyes out by season 1 Episode 8. I've read up to book 6, A Dance with Dragons. Waiting "patiently" for book 7, The Winds of Winter. And Season four of the TV series starts in April, can't wait! Anyone else watch? Or read the books? Who's your favorite character? Which character do you hate the most? What surprised you the most?

    I LOVE this series!
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    Now that we have HBO I'm watching Game of Thrones and I love it too!

    Trying to play catchup on the episodes.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Now that we have HBO I'm watching Game of Thrones and I love it too!

    Trying to play catchup on the episodes.
    What Season & Episode are y'all on?
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    Last season I think but I still haven't seen last seasons finale which
    I heard was awesome. Might have to get the DVD's...
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    The Red Wedding episode was definitely a shocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    The Red Wedding episode was definitely a shocker.
    That's what got me to read the books-I will not be blindsided by something like that again! I got my sister to read the books (she doesn't have HBO) and she is now hooked.


    I like most of the characters, good and evil. Some characters are really made better on the show by the people who play them-Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister is a good example.

    I like Stannis Baratheon, and his feeling that it is his duty to be King after the death of his brother, since the children of the Queen are not the biological children of the King. I like his Hand, Davos, and the friendship he has with Stannis' little girl (who taught Davos to read). I love the manipulators like Petyr Baelish and Lord Varis. I also love Jon Snow.

    The author has done a good job with the female characters, too. Queen Cersei is a woman with the heart of a serial killer, Brianne of Tarth is a tough woman who helps Jamie Lannister find a conscience, Dany is the Mother of Dragons and the liberator of Slaver's Bay (but can't figure out how to rule once she's conquered a city), Melisandre is both creepy and cool, Osha is extremely protective of children she never knew until she was captured and forced to help care for them, Marjorie is willing to take on Cersei in a battle for influence over Joffrey, Diana Rigg plays the Queen of Thorns like she's Kate playing Eleonor of Aquitane in my favorite movie, and Sansa Stark is innocence personified (well, so far, at least, in both books and show). Arya Stark is really an awesome child character, and the actress who plays her is perfect for the part-tough, scared, mistreated by many and viewed as a valuable hostage by most-yet she melts the heart of The Hound when her family is slaughtered just as she's about to be reunited with them. Plus, by the time she's 10, she's already got a body count.

    Then there is Tyrion Lannister, who is just great. Peter Dinklage is awesome in the part, although in the books the character is described as hideous in appearance and PD is handsome.


    I can't wait for Season 4, because I want to see one character in particular meet his demise and I know it's coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perilloux View Post
    I've read up to book 6, A Dance with Dragons.
    'A Dance With Dragons' is book five. Was your copy of 'A Storm Of Swords' split into two volumes?

    http://www.amazon.com/Song-Ice-Fire-...f+fire+and+ice

    It looks like they're selling it as a six-book set now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    'A Dance With Dragons' is book five. Was your copy of 'A Storm Of Swords' split into two volumes?

    http://www.amazon.com/Song-Ice-Fire-...f+fire+and+ice

    It looks like they're selling it as a six-book set now.
    Storm of Swords is a long, long book. They all are long, but that one....I can see cutting it into two volumes for both the money that can be made and for readers with short attention spans or arthritic hands.

    I've read all 5, but my mom and sister have a couple of my volumes, including SoS.


    As far as the show is concerned, I've been trying to figure out whether it was the wine or the pie that was poisoned. I guess that applies to the book, too. And even though Littlefinger obviously was involved, he was not at the wedding so he had someone do it for him. I doubt the drunk fool was the one who actually did the poisoning. I know who did it in the books, but they change things like that sometimes in the show.

    All the fan sites are discussing how Jamie "raped" Cercei by their son's casket-I didn't see it as rape at all. Maybe I'm blind in my hatred for Cercei and my hope that Jamie was on his way to redemption after rescuing Brianne from the bear and the Boltons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Storm of Swords is a long, long book. They all are long, but that one....I can see cutting it into two volumes for both the money that can be made and for readers with short attention spans or arthritic hands.

    I've read all 5, but my mom and sister have a couple of my volumes, including SoS.
    Yes, that was a very long, very boring book. In the author notes on the copy I have, Martin did mention wanting to publish it as two books. I almost didn't finish it. Good thing the next one is a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Storm of Swords is a long, long book. They all are long, but that one....I can see cutting it into two volumes for both the money that can be made and for readers with short attention spans or arthritic hands.

    I've read all 5, but my mom and sister have a couple of my volumes, including SoS.


    As far as the show is concerned, I've been trying to figure out whether it was the wine or the pie that was poisoned. I guess that applies to the book, too. And even though Littlefinger obviously was involved, he was not at the wedding so he had someone do it for him. I doubt the drunk fool was the one who actually did the poisoning. I know who did it in the books, but they change things like that sometimes in the show.

    All the fan sites are discussing how Jamie "raped" Cercei by their son's casket-I didn't see it as rape at all. Maybe I'm blind in my hatred for Cercei and my hope that Jamie was on his way to redemption after rescuing Brianne from the bear and the Boltons.
    I haven't been watching it because of the excessive violence. I ran into real life meanies too much during my biz career, trying to unstress now, but it does sound like one hellacious soap opera with period costumes.
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