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#1 Post by Raf Blutaxt » 30 Aug 2005 17:55

Hello I am thinking about reading a book by George R.R. Martin.
So is there anyone who has read some of his books and could recommend it?
Are there some books I should read before others?

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#3 Post by Hamenaglar » 30 Aug 2005 20:39

Yes you should definetely read Martin's books, he is an excellent writer. A song of ice and fire is one of the best fantasy series, you should start with A game of thrones, also you might try Armagedon Rag which is alse quite good.
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#4 Post by IUDA » 11 Feb 2006 23:27

i also read windhaven and fever dream, i'd recommend the second...shows a whole different approach on vampires as we know them
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#5 Post by Raf Blutaxt » 14 Feb 2006 12:58

Ok, I've read the whole song of ice and fire saga now (as far as it is already written ) and I think that is really one of the best fantasy stories I've ever read..

I have now bought the rpg and think I will start a campaign during my hollydays.
Has someone played it yet and can tell me how it is?

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#6 Post by Phantom of the Opera » 23 Apr 2006 23:35

I readed A Game of Thrones and it kicks ass!

I'm wating for vacations to read the other books!!
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#7 Post by kraemerdrummer » 12 Apr 2008 02:58

it was recommended to me by my english teacher, and this series PWNS!!!

honestly. one of the greatest fantasies.....
better then Jordan.....Jordans first 4-6 books were great but then it just got too bloated and convluted

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#8 Post by t.a.j. » 12 Apr 2008 13:14

The single most outstanding fantasy series ever concieved. It's really that good. The world breathes like no other.
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#9 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 10 Jul 2008 20:12

I hope Martin is hurrying up a bit, i'm waiting for ages for the next book... and he still hasn't finished it :(
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#10 Post by Biedrik » 14 Jul 2008 02:55

Here's one thing I'm wondering about Martin. He claims he wrote an entire book, and then split it in two. Now we got the first part, but what about the second one? Apparently, he already wrote it. The only reason why he didn't publish it along with the most recent book is because it would have made the whole thing too long. So if he was already done, what is he doing with Dance of Dragons? I'm really starting to suspect that he gets some sort of sick pleasure from torturing his fans.

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#11 Post by Spieglein » 14 Jul 2008 21:01

According to amazon.de the new book will be available in september.
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#12 Post by kraemerdrummer » 15 Jul 2008 02:02

Biedrik wrote:Here's one thing I'm wondering about Martin. He claims he wrote an entire book, and then split it in two. Now we got the first part, but what about the second one? Apparently, he already wrote it. The only reason why he didn't publish it along with the most recent book is because it would have made the whole thing too long. So if he was already done, what is he doing with Dance of Dragons? I'm really starting to suspect that he gets some sort of sick pleasure from torturing his fans.
The thing was, I heard that he didn't finish writing the whole book. He was writing it and then realized it would be too long. So he decided to split it by location South vs. North/other lands/sea. He concentrated on the South people for Feast for Crows while leaving the rest untouched until he finished the Feast for Crows book
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#13 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 05 Aug 2008 19:15

Spieglein wrote:According to amazon.de the new book will be available in september.
Well, there are no news on Martin's webpage, so I doubt that the book will be published at that date.
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#14 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 12 Sep 2008 00:05

No news about the next ice and fire book, but good news nevertheless:
George R. R. Martin wrote: News from HBO

* Sep. 9th, 2008 at 6:05 PM

I have some exciting news to share.

(But please, guys and gals, don't get TOO excited. This is what it is, and so far that's all it is, so don't make any assumptions).

HBO has just exercised its option, and purchased the television rights to A GAME OF THRONES.

For those of you who don't know Hollywood, an option gives a production company the right to buy a property (a book, a screenplay, whatever) at a certain agreed-upon price for a certain period of time (a year, six months, whatever). When that time runs out, they can let the option lapse, renew the option, or exercise the option and buy the property. The last is what HBO has just done.

What they have NOT done is greenlight the project. A GAME OF THRONES remains in development. They're still budgeting, still looking at locations (Spain and the Czech Republic at present, I hear). No decision has been reached, so any celebration would be premature. In Hollywood it is always best not to assume something is going to happen until it actually happens.

Even so... this is a very encouraging sign, and one that suggests a continued high level of enthusiasm and commitment for A GAME OF THRONES at HBO.

So keep your fingers crossed.
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#15 Post by Draugwen » 31 Oct 2008 03:43

I started reading the series, and I think it is excellently written, but I get too attached to characters for that kind of book. I sometimes focus a lot on one character that sort of 'carries' the book for me, and when that one dies it's quite bad... it ended up with me refusing to read any further at around three quarters of A Game of Thrones. I've been told later that it's not good to get attached to anyone in these books... it serves the realism I suppose. A shame for me though :P But a greatly written series anyway.

*eyes her ramblings* Yeah, that's what happens if you should long have been to bed and need to get up within the next three and a half hours. Bleh.
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#16 Post by power_dysfunction » 31 Oct 2008 05:02

By the end of A Storm of Swords all but one of my favorite characters from the first three books was dead. I settled on new favorite characters, but I swear, if Martin kills off Jaime or Tyrion, I am done.


Ok, I'll keep reading even if he does. :twisted: Spectacular series.
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#17 Post by Draugwen » 01 Nov 2008 09:56

Jaime? O_O
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#18 Post by t.a.j. » 01 Nov 2008 16:13

Jaime rules!
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#19 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 12 Nov 2008 08:53

George R. R. Martin wrote:
Huge, Huge News

HBO has given the production order.

They will be filming the pilot episode of A GAME OF THRONES.

It's just the pilot so far. They'll need to see that before they decide whether to proceed with a full season's episodes. So let's all hope the pilot will kick serious ass.

It should. David Benioff and Dan Weiss did a terrific job with the script. And yes, all of you can relax, it's very faithful. Dan and David will be the executive producers for the pilot and (we hope) the eventual series.

More details when I have 'em. The news is very fresh. HBO just issued their own press release, which should be up on their website soon, if it's not there already.

Winter is coming to HBO. Hot damn.
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#20 Post by t.a.j. » 12 Nov 2008 09:22

Hot damn indeed!
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#21 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 12 Nov 2008 19:56

I'm really looking forward to this one

And I hope George finishes the next book soon, I'm waiting for ages now :evil:
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#22 Post by power_dysfunction » 12 Nov 2008 21:17

Yeah, that's great news!
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#23 Post by Biedrik » 16 Nov 2008 00:31

I hope HBO doesn't butcher this like Disney butchered the Sword of Truth series.

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#24 Post by power_dysfunction » 16 Nov 2008 05:03

HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.
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#25 Post by t.a.j. » 16 Nov 2008 15:42

power_dysfunction wrote:HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.
*lol*
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#26 Post by Biedrik » 22 Nov 2008 04:02

power_dysfunction wrote:HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.
True, but with HBO you've at least got violence and tits. :P

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#27 Post by power_dysfunction » 22 Nov 2008 05:52

Biedrik wrote:
power_dysfunction wrote:HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.
True, but with HBO you've at least got violence and tits. :P
I c what u did there.
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#28 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 22 Nov 2008 13:04

didn't HBO produce Band Of Brothers?

That one was awesome.
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#29 Post by Biedrik » 22 Nov 2008 18:26

power_dysfunction wrote:
Biedrik wrote:
power_dysfunction wrote:HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.
True, but with HBO you've at least got violence and tits. :P
I c what u did there.
I quoted someone and added a comment of my own? :?

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#30 Post by Zeernebrooch » 10 Dec 2008 23:29

Just finished A Game of Thrones yesterday and immediately ordered the rest of the series. compared to most of the books i picked up this one is by far one of the best since The lies of Locke Lamora (by Stephen Lynch sp?) or the Mistborn series (by Brandon Sanderson). Cannot wait for UPS come!
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#31 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 20 Feb 2009 21:35

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Martin hopes to finish A Dance with Dragons by June, let's hope for the best...
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#32 Post by Kankra » 24 Mar 2009 08:22

I've been waiting so long now, I have forgotten most of the names of the secondary persons >.<

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#33 Post by Palantyre » 27 Mar 2009 19:23

Read the series again, then
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#34 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 29 Mar 2009 11:23

Palantyre wrote:Read the series again, then
That's what I'm doing at the moment, I bought the english version and just finished A Clash Of Kings.
So at least I don't have to wait for the german translation, wich will take maybe another 3 months or something like that.

Can't wait.
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#35 Post by Kankra » 30 Mar 2009 08:14

So that I again forget the stuff when the book gets delayed? No, thanks.

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#36 Post by power_dysfunction » 30 Mar 2009 15:50

After reading a book the second time you'll usually remember a lot more detail, a lot longer.
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#37 Post by Palantyre » 30 Mar 2009 17:00

Can't blame George for your own bad memory, can you?
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#38 Post by Kankra » 30 Mar 2009 17:43

You tell me you remember the names of all peeps still alive and mentioned earlier on The Wall, and I agree with you :P

Besides, it's entirely legitimate to forget a lot of the names. What gives.

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#39 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 30 Mar 2009 18:50

well, in case it's delayed even more I'll have to reread it once again, but I guess there are worse things than reading the Song Of Ice And Fire again ;)
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#40 Post by verbranden » 03 Apr 2009 18:55

Every time you ask when the next book will come out, G.R.R.M. kills a Stark!
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#41 Post by Palantyre » 03 Apr 2009 19:15

...and when you ask why he killed that one, he kills another one.
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#42 Post by verbranden » 03 Apr 2009 20:14

Please, think of the Starks!
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#43 Post by Kankra » 04 Apr 2009 17:08

Pffffffffffff. There ain't not enough Starks for that and there never were!

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#44 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 06 May 2009 22:38

Ludwig Ganghofer wrote: Wen Gott liebt den lässt er fallen in dieses Land.

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#45 Post by Draugwen » 06 May 2009 23:23

I sort of dropped out of the series when he killed the first Stark. I tried to get back in but it didn't quite work. Great books, really, but they do get frustrating.
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#46 Post by Kankra » 07 May 2009 07:51

You spared yourself some waggonloads of frustration then!

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#47 Post by Draugwen » 07 May 2009 19:44

I know. That's why I did it 8)
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#48 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 07 May 2009 20:38

It's one of the greatest fantasy-series ever nonetheless.
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#49 Post by Draugwen » 08 May 2009 19:03

No denying that :P
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#50 Post by Sprawl » 27 Jun 2009 06:21

my friend interoduced me to the series last week

I NEED THE 5TH BOOK ALREADY DAMNIT!
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