Monday, 28 July 2014

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire series down and onto the second volume!

My rating: 5/5

My say:

This really was a surprise. With all the hype behind the tv series, I thought I would read the books before I watched the series. I always feel a little apprehensive reading a hugely popular series. One part of me is so keen to jump onto the band wagon while the other me is very critical. Just because it is so popular, doesn't mean it's for me...

The first book however didn't disappoint! It was well written and not too difficult to follow, despite the complex and layered storyline and the many characters. The characterisation itself was wonderful. There's a character for everyone - someone to hate, someone to love, someone to admire. Personally I loved young Arya Stark, who is feisty and strong-willed, and her step-brother Jon Snow, a strong character who is an outsider despite being of Stark descent. Also can't help liking Tyrion Lannister. A warning to some - some scenes maybe too graphic for some so definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Definitely a book to immerse yourself in.

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