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A game of thrones
George R. R. Martin
Adult Fiction MARTIN

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Avatar for Scott Lommen Scott Lommen said:
Very good fantasy! I think that this series greatly influenced Jacqueline Carey’s great
posted Aug 19, 2011 at 10:32AM
Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
I had not read fantasy for more than 10-15 years but decided to try this on my son’s recommendation. Very good book. It’s still early in the series to make many judgements about the whole thing. I’ve heard some interesting things about how the characters and the story develops over the (so far) five volumes. However, this volume was very good. Unlike a lot of fantasy there’s not much magic (yet) but a few things are hinted at for the future (undead, dragons). The only thing that could be better is the female characters.
posted Jun 18, 2012 at 12:39PM
Avatar for chelliebel chelliebel said:
I enjoyed this book but only because I saw the first season of the tv show first. The writing is very slow. The characters are amazingly well developed, and I was very pleased at how closely the show mirrored the language and actions in the book. Will definitely be picking up the rest of this series as soon as I can force myself to finish the Hunger Games travesty.
posted Jun 30, 2012 at 11:03PM
long lake library staff said:
Martin is a master of medieval fiction. While the Seven Nations are fictional, Martin created their history and bloodlines and legends and everything that makes history... well, history. So it really takes you in. Also his characters, both heroes and villians, are all flawed. So be prepared to sometimes root for a few of the bad guys and for the so-called good guys to do some pretty bad stuff at times. And whatever you do, don't read the Wikipedia article on this book. It will spoil the rest of the book and make it that much harder to finish. That's what I did. If I hadn't, I am sure I would have finished it by now, as I couldn't put it down before.
posted May 6, 2013 at 7:31PM
Avatar for nitetrain nitetrain said:
I read this after watching the HBO series and thoroughly enjoyed the first of seven. Outstanding writing. Onto the Clash of Kings. 10 of 10 stars
posted Jan 24, 2014 at 6:07PM
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