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GoT Book Reader's Thread - All Spoilers Welcome!
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GoT Book Reader's Thread - All Spoilers Welcome!
Tore through those books so quickly.  Maybe I'll read them again.  Sure am looking forward to reading the next new book.

There have been so many deviations from the books that I am now just enjoying the show for its own sake, and I think it is working much better than any attempt to keep all the detail of the books intact could ever have done.

I'm also game to consider any and all suggestions regarding the resolution of the tale.  If you have any juicy scuttlebutt to share, please do so freely here.

It seems to me that we are pretty nearly abreast with the story now, apart from the appearance of the 'Vikings'.  I wonder if that whole group will be left out altogether from the television show?
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All I care about is that the Hound is still alive and well.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
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#3
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Apparently his brother is being converted to a big Frankenstein creature. They probably won't do the same for the Hound. The show wants to include fewer characters, not more.
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Didn't we meet the hound digging graves somewhere as a brother of some sept?
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(June 10, 2015 at 11:56 am)SteelCurtain Wrote: Didn't we meet the hound digging graves somewhere as a brother of some sept?

Yus. He found peace and is a gravedigger. The Quiet Isle.

Love my bby Hound.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
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Really? I didn't catch that, but we certainly never saw him die. In both the books and the show, doesn't Arya deny him an easy way out? (I really should reread the books.)
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I'm fine with the show deviations for the most part. It really bothers me to read some forums where people just RANT about how bad the show is compared to the books. I'm like, then why are you still watching the show, bro?

The biggest problem I have is that I get my show and book facts confused sometimes. Like, I have this bit of knowledge about a character, and my husband will tell me, that wasn't in the show.

Anyway, I'm currently re-reading ADwD, and I just realize...I'm never going to remember all this. I have no idea how people keep all the plots, characters and details in their head. Who is the Harpy? the Green Grace is my guess, but then I realize...do I realy care? will I ever get to read the answer? I'm frustrated waiting this long for the next book, I'm beyond frustrated. It was bad enough with the WoT books, but Martin is killing his fans....Sad
“Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?” 
― Tom StoppardRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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Sorry but what are the WoT books?
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GoT Book Reader's Thread - All Spoilers Welcome!
(June 10, 2015 at 11:53 am)FatAndFaithless Wrote: All I care about is that the Hound is still alive and well.

He still got his bitch ass kicked by a girl.
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(June 10, 2015 at 8:44 pm)whateverist Wrote: Sorry but what are the WoT books?

Oh, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.  He kind of pulled this same crap.  His first 5 books (well, I think 6, but most people will say 5) were tight, great books, then he started meandering around, adding characters and subplots. He should have started tying it up there, and finished by book 8 or 9, but nooooo.
I distinctly remember when the 8th book came out, it was called Path of Daggers, and my friends and I took to calling it Path of Prologues because it was like 900 pages of, what felt like prologues.  No one actually accomplished anything, the plot didn't advance in any significant way for such a massive tome.

Fans begged Jordan to finish up the series.  Then he got cancer, and passed on how the books were to end to his wife and son. After Jordan died, they hired Brandon Sanderson to finish the series. (I am sad for his passing in and of itself by the way, sorry if I sound like I only care if he finished his book series or not).

Sanderson finished the final 3 books, and some of it was super frustrating because he wasn't the original author, and you could tell.  One of the best characters (Mat, a roguish young man with subtle humor and a very intricate story arc) was just butchered by Sanderson.  And he wasn't the only one.  Many characters were reduced to being very one dimensional by the end.

 It's a lot like what is going on with GoT's though, because Martins fist 3 books were great, then they got too broad, but not any deeper. He also isn't finishing his own work, but basically letting someone else do it, in this case a TV show.  He isn't dead, or dying really, but he might very well die before finishing the books.

So....I hope you can see the comparison there.  I was a HUGE Wheel of Time fan, and although I'm happy the books were finished, it wasn't in the way they should have been.  The same thing is happening here.  I kind of feel like I should put the books and what it is in them away, in my head at least, and just accept the TV show version and be happy that it exists at all, or else I'll be setting myself up for more major disappointment.
“Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?” 
― Tom StoppardRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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