‘Game of Thrones’ by George R.R. Martin

I might be a terrible person, but this I usually do: when the entire world gets crazy about a book I haven’t read, automatically that book has been greatly overestimated.

I mean, seriously, what is all the fuss about?

I read Harry Potter before anybody in my classroom even knew it existed and I read The Lord of the Rings 50 years too late to be upset about its genius.

I read Twilight a couple of months ago and it proved my point (sorry, Stephenie…).

Then I read Game of Thrones during the last month.

I want to say that I hated it.

I want to say that I got bored and abandoned it after 30 pages.

I want to say that I liked the TV rendition better.

However, I can only say that it’s not as gruesome and rude as I expected. Only then I wouldn’t be a filthy liar.

Truth is, I loved every bit of it.

It’s long, true. It’s a bulky, big book of 800 pages that I carried around with no little difficulty.

Also, it got spoiled by the fact that I already knew how it was going to end (watched the TV series, guilty as charged).

However, I loved every bit of it.

Should I remind you of the plot? Wow, that’s quite a task…

Let’s just say that it’s set in the land of Westeros, where the King Robert Baratheon is called the Usurper and his brother-in-law and sworn knight Jamie Lannister is called the Kingslayer.

Kickstarter is the death of the Hand of the King. Although, was it a natural death as all want to believe? Or maybe he knew something he didn’t have to know?

Lord Eddard of Winterfell is going to be the reluctant new Hand and in King’s Landing he will maybe have the chance to solve the mystery.

In the East, exiled since children, the ‘legitimate’ Dragon Kings, Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen plan their fiery return.

Meanwhile, Winter is coming and forces are moving in the North, not so far beyond the Wall…

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Author: Lena's InkCage

I lived for 23 years in Italy, before giving my life a long-desired twist and leave University to fly to the UK, were I've been living ever since. I attended Creative Writing Courses, but I have also learned how to write poetry as well as screenwriting. At the moment, I am working as professional translator, English Teacher and Italian Tutor.

9 thoughts on “‘Game of Thrones’ by George R.R. Martin”

  1. Glad you enjoyed the book, particularly going in with a bias against it. I really love the books, and I enjoyed your terse review.

    (Did you really call Ser Jaime the “Kickstarter” or did I misread that?)

      1. You do in the first paragraph that you mention Jaime, but the next paragraph starts of Kickstarter, and I wasn’t sure at first from the phrasing. I now understand your meaning, the kickstarting event was Jon Arryn’s death…

    1. Yeah… I almost regret watching the TV-series. Anyway, I vowed not to watch another single episode until I’m up to date with all the books. 😀

      Only thing is, I stopped watching in the middle of Tyrion’s trial.
      I need to know how it goes!!!

      But I’ll endure…

  2. “I might be a terrible person, but this I usually do: when the entire world gets crazy about a book I haven’t read, automatically that book has been greatly overestimated.” Jup, me too! And yes, often it doesn’t prove to be true.. Great review 🙂

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