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George R R Martin

Posted: 30 Aug 2005 17:55
by Raf Blutaxt
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?

Posted: 30 Aug 2005 18:29
by krazor

Posted: 30 Aug 2005 20:39
by Hamenaglar
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.

Posted: 11 Feb 2006 23:27
by IUDA
i also read windhaven and fever dream, i'd recommend the second...shows a whole different approach on vampires as we know them

Posted: 14 Feb 2006 12:58
by Raf Blutaxt
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?

Posted: 23 Apr 2006 23:35
by Phantom of the Opera
I readed A Game of Thrones and it kicks ass!

I'm wating for vacations to read the other books!!

Song of Ice and Fire

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 02:58
by kraemerdrummer
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

GET IT GET IT GET IT!

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 13:14
by t.a.j.
The single most outstanding fantasy series ever concieved. It's really that good. The world breathes like no other.

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 20:12
by Beren Ercharmion
I hope Martin is hurrying up a bit, i'm waiting for ages for the next book... and he still hasn't finished it :(

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:55
by Biedrik
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.

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 21:01
by Spieglein
According to amazon.de the new book will be available in september.

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:02
by kraemerdrummer
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

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 19:15
by Beren Ercharmion
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.

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 00:05
by Beren Ercharmion
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.

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 03:43
by Draugwen
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.

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 05:02
by power_dysfunction
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.

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 09:56
by Draugwen
Jaime? O_O

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 16:13
by t.a.j.
Jaime rules!

Winter is coming!

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 08:53
by Beren Ercharmion
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.

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 09:22
by t.a.j.
Hot damn indeed!

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 19:56
by Beren Ercharmion
I'm really looking forward to this one

And I hope George finishes the next book soon, I'm waiting for ages now :evil:

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 21:17
by power_dysfunction
Yeah, that's great news!

Posted: 16 Nov 2008 00:31
by Biedrik
I hope HBO doesn't butcher this like Disney butchered the Sword of Truth series.

Posted: 16 Nov 2008 05:03
by power_dysfunction
HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.

Posted: 16 Nov 2008 15:42
by t.a.j.
power_dysfunction wrote:HBO's and Disney's standards for quality are only slightly different.
*lol*

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 04:02
by Biedrik
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

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 05:52
by power_dysfunction
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.

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 13:04
by Beren Ercharmion
didn't HBO produce Band Of Brothers?

That one was awesome.

Posted: 22 Nov 2008 18:26
by Biedrik
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? :?

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 23:29
by Zeernebrooch
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!

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 21:35
by Beren Ercharmion
http://grrm.livejournal.com/

Martin hopes to finish A Dance with Dragons by June, let's hope for the best...

Posted: 24 Mar 2009 08:22
by Kankra
I've been waiting so long now, I have forgotten most of the names of the secondary persons >.<

Posted: 27 Mar 2009 19:23
by Palantyre
Read the series again, then

Posted: 29 Mar 2009 11:23
by Beren Ercharmion
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.

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 08:14
by Kankra
So that I again forget the stuff when the book gets delayed? No, thanks.

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 15:50
by power_dysfunction
After reading a book the second time you'll usually remember a lot more detail, a lot longer.

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 17:00
by Palantyre
Can't blame George for your own bad memory, can you?

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 17:43
by Kankra
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.

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 18:50
by Beren Ercharmion
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 ;)

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 18:55
by verbranden
Every time you ask when the next book will come out, G.R.R.M. kills a Stark!

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 19:15
by Palantyre
...and when you ask why he killed that one, he kills another one.

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 20:14
by verbranden
Please, think of the Starks!

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 17:08
by Kankra
Pffffffffffff. There ain't not enough Starks for that and there never were!

Posted: 06 May 2009 22:38
by Beren Ercharmion

Posted: 06 May 2009 23:23
by Draugwen
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.

Posted: 07 May 2009 07:51
by Kankra
You spared yourself some waggonloads of frustration then!

Posted: 07 May 2009 19:44
by Draugwen
I know. That's why I did it 8)

Posted: 07 May 2009 20:38
by Beren Ercharmion
It's one of the greatest fantasy-series ever nonetheless.

Posted: 08 May 2009 19:03
by Draugwen
No denying that :P

Re: George R R Martin

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 06:21
by Sprawl
my friend interoduced me to the series last week

I NEED THE 5TH BOOK ALREADY DAMNIT!