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Wicked_Magik 04-04-2011 02:54 PM

A Game of Thrones
 
Did anyone catch the 15 min sneak peak on HBO last night? Have you read the books?

I'm about 3/4 through the first book and am absolutely loving it. The show was (I Thought) spot on to the story. (well it was for being only 1/4th of the first episode) I think its gonna be a pretty successful and LOOOONNNNNGGGGGG series for them.

I'm super stoked for it to start in 2 weeks.

Thoughts?

KuntyBrew 04-04-2011 03:00 PM

I read the first book years go but cant remember anything about it but i will be checking the show out

weirdboy 04-04-2011 03:06 PM

I read the books the first 3 something like 10 years so ago. I am pretty sure I read them again before I read A Feast for Crows when it came out because of the long lag between publication dates. So now it's been another 6-7 years and he may finally come out with #5 in a few months, but I'm not holding my breath at this point as he has, shall we say exaggerated publication dates so many times in the past it's lost all meaning.

I fully expect he will die before the series is finished.

I am re-reading the first one to get myself reacquainted with the story before the series begins. I'm about 50% through the re-read.


I have been looking forward to the series.

El Pistolero 04-04-2011 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by weirdboy (Post 2804667)
So now it's been another 6-7 years and he may finally come out with #5 in a few months, but I'm not holding my breath at this point as he has, shall we say exaggerated publication dates so many times in the past it's lost all meaning.

Official Pub date for A Dance With Dragons is July 12, 2011 according to GRRM's website.

kcold0403 04-04-2011 08:16 PM

I've read all the books and it is probably one of my favorite book series ever with The Dark Tower series being up there. I just hope they stick to the books fairly close because they are amazing.

weirdboy 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by El Pistolero (Post 2805829)
Official Pub date for A Dance With Dragons is July 12, 2011 according to GRRM's website.

He has had several "official publication dates" on his website that came and went with no publication. I can recall when he said he was absolutely going to have it done by "no later than June" in 2005. The same book we are discussing now, by the way. I mean we are talking people buying preorders on Amazon, etc. Then he sheepishly changed the date, and the whole thing happened again. And again...



This is the same guy who said it was going to be a trilogy. Then the third book came out and he said, "whoops I meant four volumes". Then it was expanded to five. Now it is supposed to be seven.


I'm not saying this to badmouth him or anything. I am just saying you cannot trust any publications dates he gives you until you actually have it in your hands.

Kittyfeet 04-05-2011 03:36 AM

Just watched the sneak peek. Can't wait till we can see the whole thing!

ronclark 03-18-2012 09:39 PM

I started reading the first book in the series this weekend. Good stuff so far.

passedpawn 03-18-2012 09:42 PM

I'm starting it later this week.

Darwin18 03-18-2012 11:22 PM

Just wait until the Red Wedding ;)


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