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    I just want the Dunk and Egg novellas to be re-released so I can complete my collection.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chizabubble View Post
    Also, as a side note, he's been writing these things since 1991 and it took five years for a 'dance of dragons' to come out so I really don't expect the show to stay faithful and/or last until the end. Either they'll end it abruptly or it'll become a bastardization so don't go wasting all your rage on the first few seasons.
    AFAIK Martin has sat down with the producers of the TV show and discussed what he intends writing in the last books. He said it was in case he died and didn't get to finish the books, at least the TV series would have the conclusion that he intended.

    Not that I expect the series to stay strong through the long haul either. We can hope though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chizabubble View Post
    Honestly, I can't remember. I think it was Cersi in the books but I do think it adds to the show instead of taking from it. Joffery is nothing but a sadistic little sh*te anyway so the bastard hunt doesn't diminish his character while making Gendry more sympathetic. Also, as a side note, he's been writing these things since 1991 and it took five years for a 'dance of dragons' to come out so I really don't expect the show to stay faithful and/or last until the end. Either they'll end it abruptly or it'll become a bastardization so don't go wasting all your rage on the first few seasons.

    ....and I'm three months late to join the conversation.
    Still, nice to see some veterans around here (and this series is on my to-read list, but I still have so much to read T_T)

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    This should be at the top of your list, the only thing I've read that even comes close is Steig Laarson's Millenium Trilogy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    This should be at the top of your list, the only thing I've read that even comes close is Steig Laarson's Millenium Trilogy.
    Iīm more of a Sci-Fi type, having read the Dune novels and some other good books already. I still havenīt read Asimovīs Foundation Cycle yet, though (still missing some books -.-"). And I first wanna read some classics

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    Dune was cool. It and the Foundation are amongst my favourite books. The Foundation ones go at speed.
    If you're more into the sci-fi genre, I'd recommend Stephen Donaldson's Gap series. I suppose it counts more as space opera. The Hunger Games was a cool read and it goes very quickly. Ignore the comparisons to Battle Royale or whatever. I've also enjoyed most Alistair Reynolds books.
    I would also recommend King's Dark Tower series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuyvesant View Post
    Dune was cool. It and the Foundation are amongst my favourite books. The Foundation ones go at speed.
    If you're more into the sci-fi genre, I'd recommend Stephen Donaldson's Gap series. I suppose it counts more as space opera. The Hunger Games was a cool read and it goes very quickly. Ignore the comparisons to Battle Royale or whatever. I've also enjoyed most Alistair Reynolds books.
    I would also recommend King's Dark Tower series.
    Thatīs what Iīm reading now! With not having English as my first language, those books do wonders for my vocabulary

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    I...actually didn't really enjoy the Millennium Trilogy. It was just a lot of words words words and overly complex descriptions of mundane things. I guess his writing style (or the translator) just wasn't for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the (Fincher) film, though.


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    What language were you reading it in? I blew through those books in days. I hear great things about the Ender's Game series, I read the first book and it was good but I felt it overhyped a bit. Same with Hunger Games, she just seemed like she had some overwhelming compulsion to end EVERY chapter with a sudden death/wtf moment. It got really old really quickly. I haven't started the Dark Tower series but from all the hype I've heard about it I'm sure I'll be disappointed no matter how good I know it is. As for a Song of Ice and Fire... its not perfect (everything to do with Arya and Dany after sayyy... book three?) but it's still my favorite. I should reread them now that I think about it but I lent someone my copy of Game of Thrones...


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    As far as Ender's Game goes, I think we're probably too old to really appreciate it. I mean the characters are between the ages of 8-15 right? I read the book in middle school, so I fit the age range of the characters, and at the time it was amazing. I still think they should make a movie for it...

    Same thing goes for Hunger Games (I haven't read it but friends and family vouch for it).

    Don't lend books and expect to get them back period. Probably 80-90% of the books I've lent out, were never returned to me. Which is why I only lend stuff I no longer want.

 

 
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