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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book One) (Paperback)

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Gripping

on 5/28/2012

Even if you do not read the other books in the series, this one is worth a look. I read it cover to cover in less than a week. The world that Martin creates is incredibly in-depth and rich. He immerses you in the stories, the battles and the characters for a fantastic read.

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Well plotted and paced; excellent, fresh fantasy t

on 6/19/2012

First off, I'm a heavy duty fan of GRRM. I've read over a 100 different fantasy authors in my time (started at 12; I'm now 32). Took about 5 years off from the genre b/c I felt it was all getting too formulaic and cliched. So, when I came back to fantasy at the end of 1999, I read the usual: Goodkind, Jordan, etc. and then someone told me about GRRM and man, that was the kicker! Here are the reasons to choose GRRM. I've also listed the reasons not to choose him to make it fair b/c I know their are certain personalities who won't like this series: WHY TO READ GRRM (1) YOU ARE TIRED OF FORMULAIC FANTASY: good lad beats the dark lord against impossible odds; boy is the epitome of good; he and all his friends never die even though they go through great dangers . . . the good and noble king; the beautiful princess who falls in love with the commoner boy even though their stations are drastically different . . . you get the idea. After reading this over and over, it gets old. (2) YOU ARE TIRED OF ALL THE HEROES STAYING ALIVE EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE UNDER CONSTANT DANGER: this gets even worse where the author kills a main hero off but that person comes back later in the story. Or, a hero does die but magic brings him back. This sometimes carries to minor characters where even they may not die, but most fantasy authors like to kill them off to show that some risked the adventure and perished.

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An ancient cataclysm has thrown the seasons into disarray, and the royal house of Starks is thrust into the center of the conflict, in a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and saviors, and the game of thrones. Reprint. *Author: Martin, George R. R. *Series Title: A Song of Ice and Fire *Publication Date: 1997/09/01 *Number of Pages: 835 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher Bantam Books
Mfg Part# 9780553573404
SKU 30101290
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553573403
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0864
Publisher Spectra Books
Series Part 01
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