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A Song of Ice and Fire - BFnutley - 11-12-2017

I want to start with the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book series Game of Thrones is based upon. Has anyone here read them? How different are they from the TV show? Are they better/worse than the show? Are they a difficult read?


RE: A Song of Ice and Fire - Wenty321 - 11-16-2017

I've read them. Thumbsup 

If you like the show, I most certainly suggest reading the books. One thing to remember is in the books, the charactors tend to be more morally gray than their show counterparts. As for being difficult, I never found them that diffcult but they are long.


RE: A Song of Ice and Fire - Gaven Scott - 11-18-2017

As Wenty said, if you like the show you'll most likely enjoy the books. I've read the first three books, which correspond to seasons 1-4 of the show.


RE: A Song of Ice and Fire - BFnutley - 11-25-2017

Thanks guys.

BTW, what do you mean by "morally gray"?


RE: A Song of Ice and Fire - DarthTrip101 - 12-03-2017

(11-25-2017, 09:58 PM)BFnutley Wrote: Thanks guys.

BTW, what do you mean by "morally gray"?

In the books, many of the characters tend to make rather dark or questionable decisions and aren't cut and dry good or bad guys like in most other fantasies (Tyrion in particular).

Here are some more examples:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AdaptationalHeroism/GameOfThrones
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AdaptationalVillainy/GameOfThrones


RE: A Song of Ice and Fire - master of yoda6 - 07-29-2018

It's a good series if not long. I just wish Winds of Winter would come out already.