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1) Love it.
2) Really hope I can finish reading the silly thing some time in the next few decades. (700 pages per book? Who does that?)
3) No, I'm not going to watch the tv show.
4) Please don't spoil me past the end of book 2.
5) Yes, I've heard about the wedding, even though I'm trying to remain unspoiled.
6) Even if the rest of the story were not unbelievably cool, Martin would still have my undying love for being the first fantasy writer of my acquaintance to notice that dragons breathe fire and hence should not be eating their meat raw.
7) Love it love it love it.

Date: 2013-12-22 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
Don't bother with the tv show- it's put me off ever trying the books.
I honestly wondered if I was watching some sort of strange very graphic porno with vaguely-interesting fantasy stories, half the time...completely overdone. I sure hope the book is better!

Date: 2013-12-24 03:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nimthiriel
Really? I found it to be one of the most faithful book-to-TV adaptations I've ever seen.

Date: 2013-12-22 10:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruttimabuoni
Weirdly I like the TV show, actually better than the books. But, eh, YMMV.

Books are deeply addictive, if only because Martin does that thing that real history does, which is to kill obvious protagonist/POV types randomly in among all the minor characters.

Also, I love the Wall and what is beyond. Especially that most characters have kind of forgotten it matters.

In conclusion: winter is coming.

Date: 2013-12-22 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] a2zmom
I'm going the opposite route from you. I'll read the books after the TV series is done because I don't want to be spoiled.

I'm loving the series, the acting is amazing. And I know the books are much deeper so I have that to look forward to.

I see that the fifth book finally came out. I wonder what the timeline is for the next one.
Edited Date: 2013-12-22 10:25 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-12-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Re (6), somebody in AtLA fandom noticed that, though how the timeline compares to when Martin noticed, I don't know. (Vathara on fanfiction.net, author of "Theft Absolute" and Embers, to be read in that order. The dragons-eat-cooked-meat thing comes up well into Embers. Which is epically long and still growing.)

Re the rest: unfamiliar with Martin, books and TV both. Not sure I want to be familiar with Martin, given what I've heard about books and TV both.

Date: 2013-12-23 01:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lliira
Hm. I threw it against the wall when I was finished, then threw it in the trash.

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