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A Song Of Ice And Fire A Game Of Thrones Title A Song Of Ice And Fire

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A Song Of Ice And Fire: A Game Of Th
rones

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420

Summary:
Advantages: Complex characters, plo
t told from different viewpoints, r
ealistic morality
Disadvantages: Depressing

The first book of the Song of Ice a
nd Fire series is my first foray in
to George R.R. Martin_s world. Befo
re I was introduced to his work, I
was mainly a Robert Jordan fan. Upo
n reading A Game of Thrones, I real
ized that I was missing a huge part
 of the high fantasy genre.

From beginning to end, I was not su
re whether or not I really liked th
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Article Body:
Advantages: Complex characters, plo
t told from different viewpoints, r
ealistic morality
Disadvantages: Depressing

The first book of the Song of Ice a
nd Fire series is my first foray in
to George R.R. Martin_s world. Befo
re I was introduced to his work, I
was mainly a Robert Jordan fan. Upo
n reading A Game of Thrones, I real
ized that I was missing a huge part
 of the high fantasy genre.

From beginning to end, I was not su
re whether or not I really liked th
e book. The plot was interesting en
ough. If it_s worth anything, I spe
nt a couple of sleep-deprived night
s reading A Game of Thrones! Now th
at I think back, I would say that t
he complexity of the characters and
 the plot as a whole is what made m
e hold back. Other fantasy novels u
sually define the line between good
 and evil very clearly. We have the
 good characters on one side and th
e evil powers on the other. George
R.R. Martin manages to reflect real
ity by emphasizing the moral gray a
reas. Characters are not boxed into
 single moral categories. There is
no clear protagonist. A _good_ char
acter is not totally likeable. An _
evil_ character seems to be a nice
person on the inside. Good and bad
is so maddeningly intertwined you c
an_t help but see a reflection of t
he real world.

This book is not for the faint of h
eart. If you are looking for light
reading, free of violence and sex,
you might not want to read A Game o
f Thrones. There were times when I
thought Martin was overdoing it a b
it. I decided I would just chalk it
 up to artistic freedom.

Another frustrating aspect of the b
ook is that as the story progresses
, it seems that the _good_ guys are
  getting killed off one by one. If
that isn_t enough to make you depre
ssed I don_t know what is. Of cours
e this is only the first book in a
yet uncompleted series -the story i
s yet to unfold.

The storyline is gripping. It leave
s you craving for more. One good th
ing about discovering this series a
t this late date is that you wouldn
_t have to wait for the next few bo
oks to be written. A Feast for Crow
s, the fourth and latest book of th
e series, has been out since last y
ear. Once you start with A Game of
Thrones, you might want to pace you
rself so as not to have to wait too
 long for the fifth book.

								
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