jquin3 wrote:Actually, Song of Fire and Ice series (Game of Throne is just one of them) is a lot less fantastical than LOTR. Its more gritty and realistic in treatment. Its dark and cynical and there is a strong sense of melancholy in the characters to the point that you can say its too gloomy. Nobody is truly happy. There are no moments of levity. That is not to say that its not good. In fact, its very good but if you're the type of person who needs a book that is affirming, this is not the book for you. Its a lot different than LOTR with regards to treatment and theme. In LOTR, its basically good vs evil with good eventually winning always over evil no matter how hopeless it seems. In Song of Fire and Ice, the good doesn't always win. The wicked prospers. In fact, the line that separate between the two may not always be so clear. The "good" characters sometimes makes decisions that cause more harm than good and the "evil" characters sometimes are capable of selfless acts of compassion.
ggpacsa_18 wrote:hi, i am also a fan of this series! glad to have the same excitement and enthusiasm with regard to the books and the tv adaptation as well. i'm already done with book 1,2,3 and hopefully in the next few days, i'll be able to to start with book 4. Btw, if you're really into reading the books... storm of swords (book 3) is waaaaay much better than the previous installments and most probably you'll find yourself caught off-guard on how the turn of events transpired.
keridas wrote:A true fine read by a contemporary author!
I've only read the first book and am hesitant about continuing the series since it isn't finished still. The anticipation of something is far to taxing, thus I opt to wait a few years before truly immersing myself into the series.
Also it is said that every time fans complain about when the next book is coming out Martin kills off a Stark! Hahahaha
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