OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.

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    Just wait until the part where Ed comes home drunk and bangs Old Nan
     


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    I'm about to finish book 3.
    been at a steady clip since the show started.
    it's been an interesting ride to say the least.
     


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    I'm about to finish book 3.
    been at a steady clip since the show started.
    it's been an interesting ride to say the least.


    Be interesting to get some stats on how books sales have picked up since the buildup and eventual release of the show.
     


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    Immensely. They have been on the NYT bestseller list for at least three weeks now.
     


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    I'm about to finish book 3. been at a steady clip since the show started. it's been an interesting ride to say the least.
    I just hit the midway point with book 2. This is my second time through the series, but its been so long since the first time, that its basically a new read for me.
     


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    Immensely. They have been on the NYT bestseller list for at least three weeks now.

    Wow. You are correct, sir. GRRM must be raking in cash hand over fist.
     


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    He's also getting Book 5 out, so that's spurring people to re-read and/or bring new people along with the ride.
     


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    Theme song has been stuck in my head for two days.
     


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    I just hit the midway point with book 2. This is my second time through the series, but its been so long since the first time, that its basically a new read for me.
    Same. I'm halfway through A Storm of Swords. I always hesitate to read it because I cannot stop once I get going.
     


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    Immensely. They have been on the NYT bestseller list for at least three weeks now.

    They had at least three versions of each of the books at Barnes and Noble when I went to pick up GOT. They also had a fancy-shmancy boxed set which will be obsolete once the fifth book comes out in a few weeks.
     


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    ending of this week's episode was awesome.
     


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    "Play with her ass." [​IMG]
     


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    I'd argue that George RR Martin's works are as good (or better) than many of the so-called classics of English literature. Not just his Game of Thrones books. His "Sandkings" short story is one of the most compelling pieces of fiction I've read. (WAAAY better than the stupid Bartleby the Scrivener drivel I was forced to read and analyze back in school.)

    You would be laughably wrong. I enjoy GRRM's books (or "works", I suppose, if we're trying to dress up their literary merit). If you mean you enjoy them as much as almost anything else you've read, well and good. But if "as good" is supposed to mean anything other than that, it's an indefensible assertion. Martin tells a good yarn, which is not to be scoffed at. But nothing about his works, either individually or collectively, makes a ripple on the surface of the pool of literature.
     


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    You would be laughably wrong. I enjoy GRRM's books (or "works", I suppose, if we're trying to dress up their literary merit). If you mean you enjoy them as much as almost anything else you've read, well and good. But if "as good" is supposed to mean anything other than that, it's an indefensible assertion. Martin tells a good yarn, which is not to be scoffed at. But nothing about his works, either individually or collectively, makes a ripple on the surface of the pool of literature.
    Nor do many of the works that are thought of as "classics" of English literature, but that doesn't stop them from being canonized.
     


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