In a short blurb? We talk books.
Hello January 2012! This is the first blog in awhile and I have to apologize for that. The holidays and the new year took over and my blogging fell behind… but not any longer for I have a book to talk about. Can you guess what it is based on the title of this blog?
If you guessed A GAME OF THRONES, then you are absolutely right. My cousin had been telling me to read/watch the HBO series for the past couple of months and I kind of shrugged him off. I watched the first three episodes, liked it, but stopped watching in favor of a LOST marathon. Then I decided to crack the book open to see if I would like it better in writing. The prologue made me curious. Chapter one sucked me in a bit. By the time I finished chapter two, I knew it was going to one long haul as this was a humongous book… one long haul turned out to be in a week’s time. That’s right, I finished this gigantic book in one week. How did I do it? Um, let’s see… I read it when I woke up, before I slept, during my commute, when I was bored, etc, etc. The story was good okay?
You know what I found curious? I already knew what happened in the beginning of the book because I watched the first three episodes. So… why was I so much more intrigued by the writing than what was on the screen? The writing made it more real and clear to me- each chapter is written in a different character’s point of view and gave me time to really feel out the personalities. The show introduces many characters at once and I had a harder time keeping up with who was who but now that I’m finished the book, I’m really excited to resume watching the show. I think that the casting is incredible and I’m eager to see how certain moments play out on screen.
Characters that I admire/like: Tyrion, Arya, Jon, Daenerys
Characters that I wanted to pick up and shake or hurt: Sansa and all the Lannisters (excluding the imp of course)
Have you read or watched [A] Game of Thrones? What are your thoughts about the book to screen adaption?