czwartek, 28 kwietnia 2011

Game of Thrones - my first encounter with the series

HBO is really successful at picking scripts. The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, Deadwood, Rome, Boardwalk Empire - list is truly impressive.
Half a year ago I didn't know about existence of George R. R. Martin . Then I stumbled upon a short preview of the TV series. Impressed by it, I've done some research, asked friends and ordered first book of the Songs of Ice and Fire series.
That decision was not so easy as it sounds. It's about 4000 pages to read (at least in edition) and it takes significant amount of time to wade through it. And it's not finished. End is not even in sight. Well, to be precise, last book ends with short note from the author, which goes something along these lines:
I've written so much that it's impossible to publish. In my opinion, it's better to tell whole story of half of the heroes, than the other way around, so here you go with first part. Second one will be easy to finish, so expect it in next year.
Georgie
June 2005
Publisher announced that it will be published on July 12, 2011... And there are two other books planned to finish the series. I don't even want to think when they will come out...
I've read everything within 4 months and I must admit that that time was well spent and every reread will give me at least as much pleasure as first one. Story is very rich in terms of events and characters. Story is told the third-person through the eyes of the key heroes. Each chapter is devoted to one person and you have a chance to get to know him or her. Almost every chapter ends with cliffhanger and you just must leave everything else to read another +100 pages to find out what happened. With every volume, tale is enriched by new characters, plot thickens and your sympathies are put to the test. And the book is surprisingly
Only 2 episodes of the TV series are out by now. It's not to late to get the books and read them! When you finish, first season of show will be completed and you could you watch it through the weekend. You'll be astonished!

19 komentarze:

Glovey pisze...

Awesome post man! Keep up the great work!

Jose Cuer pisze...

Oh wow don't forget about Mad men! I'm pretty sure that started on HBO as well.

Dave pisze...

I haven't checked out the show due to school and work taking up my time, but everyone i speak to says it's fantastic. Definitely want to check it out.

and if you're looking for a really great set of books to read, lok for the Wheel of Time, you wont be sorry =]

gangsignslol pisze...

:D love it

mindlessfrk pisze...

I'm familiar with HBO tv shows, but I really like some from NBC.

Marc D pisze...

I have yet to watch this, looks interesting

Itsa Me pisze...

I heard that show was awesome, havent seen it. All I have seen was some midget dude. Had me interested already.

A.Isperiax pisze...

Show looks really good. especially the midget.

drombo pisze...

Watch the show, but don't forget about books!!!

kintum pisze...

looking forward to the next one

randomer pisze...

The series premier was amazing, I should really get the books before I get further into it.

Latest Tech News pisze...

indeed it was pretty amazing

bruno pisze...

HBO original series are the best

asddsa00 pisze...

awesome

Dave pisze...

Ive started watching this too, really liking it so far, HBO with another great series

cheshire pisze...

Can't go wrong with HBO :> Great article, also going to be watching this series closely.

MB pisze...

i really like HBO. this also sounds like a good read

Jose Cuer pisze...

Game of Thrones was also a really huge deal for a while on youtube - they were trying hard to promote it.

Anonimowy pisze...

It's only two days till the next episode!

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