Hrmmm... I'll answer the second question first. No, I have never encountered anything similar. The closest I can come is to say that Martin's extreme detail on clothing, coats-of-arms and descriptions of jousts is vaguely reminiscent of Le Morte d'Arthur.akw4572 said:Great, how do you like it so far? How do you think it compares with other series you have read, and have you read anything you would consider "similar"?
I think that is one of my favortie things about him... he is not scared of killing off good guys.Bacardi Jim said:Holy crap!
Robb, Catelyn and Arya all died withinin two chapters, on the verge of their being reunited!
Why the hell am I reading these books? All the good guys die horrible deaths!
I thought he was wrong on one of the deaths, too, but it's been a while since I have read these books, so wasn't sure.TM said:BTW - you are wrong on one of those deaths
I don't think so.Bullymom said:Actually you're wrong on two of those deaths! (reading feast of crows right now)
Yep. Jim is right...Bacardi Jim said:I don't think so.
If you mean Catelyn, she DID die. But has been brought back to life by that priest.
TM said:Yep. Jim is right...
And I forgot that it had been left so that somemight think Arya was dead for a few chapters in the midst of that "party"
Bacardi Jim said:The chapter ends with The Hound hitting Arya in the back of the head with a sword. It's not for several chapters that we find out he used the flat of his blade. And there was certainly no reason for us to think he would have.
I really lov it too. When I read that sceneNeekeebee said:Love this series! Well, OK, the first 3 books, anyway. Everytime I try to do a re-read, I stop short in A Game of Thrones,If and when the 5th book is ready, I'll do some combination of re-reading and reading summaries. It's been so long I can't remember much of what happened in A Feast for Crows.right before Ned dies. I think that was the hardest death to read b/c I really didn't think GRRM would do it!
I hope the date is real! I was disappointed so many times by false dates for Book 4! It will be very nice to read these door-stoppers on the Kindle!hazeldazel said:i'm reading the series too, currently in Feast for Crows. it's a great read, but sometimes hard to read - no character is safe.
Save the date: "A Dance of Dragons" (book 5) comes out September 29, 2009! Gee, I wonder what's gonna happen there...
has anyone read his Hedge Knight series? It's a prequel series but in graphic novel form so no go for kindle.