Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Game Of Thrones

I've just started reading this. I got the set for my birthday. I know, I'm a bit of a bandwagon jumper with this, but seeing clips of the tele version sucked me in. Looking forward to watching the series when I've finished the book (most probably circa 2018).

Anyone else read it, or fans of the show?

10 comments:

Apricity said...

Haven't read the books but watched season 1 - which I loved, but only got through the first few episodes of season 2 - people tell me I should have kept watching.
A lot of new shows, like 'Boss' for example, are now following its formula of starting (almost) afresh each season, which I really like so I am thankful to GOT for this :)

Belle said...

I'm thinking of reading this! Not sure if it'd be too violent for me, though. Looking forward to your review of it!

KIM said...

Haven't read it yet, but it's on my list as soon as I finish the Wheel of Time series (also circa 2018!).

Craig Schwarze said...

Love the show. Pretty full n sex and violence, though

Karen said...

Haven't read it, but keep hearing about it from others (I think you're the third person I've heard talking about it this week!). A friend I caught up with over the weekend is really into it, and then my husband said it was being discussed in his work tea-room on Monday...
Not sure it's my scene really, but I'm wondering whether to have a read to see what all the excitement is about?

peter y said...

I'm almost finished the 4th book. I'm entirely sucked in. A great world to get lost in.

Have watched the first season and really enjoyed it. We own the second season but I'm (very impatiently!) waiting for Katharine to finish the second book before we watch it together.

I found the first book hard to get into (I think because I was only reading it in short bursts with large gaps in between) - but once you're in, you're in...

There are 5 books out now, and 2 to come. Pray George R.R. Martin doesn't die.

peter y said...

P.S., if you watch the show, be prepared for using the fast-forward button

pedro said...

Mate. Gold. Awesomest series ever!

kristina said...

I really wanted to watch the show but quit after two episodes- too much sex and violence.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Thanks for your comments on this- sorry I didn't respond. Gotta say I'm loving the book, I'm getting right into it. The author does a great job of holding your interest despite the fact that each chapter changes character.

I can't wait to finish the first book so I can watch the series. I've seen a few clips on youtube-it looks awesome, and so true to the book!