Book Club: Game of Thrones

Hello lovelies!

Today I wanted to talk about a book that has been insanely popular - Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

I got into the TV show at the urge of my friends who said it's nothing like anything they've ever seen before. I admit, I didn't like the first episode too much but I pushed through and now I'm addicted. I seriously sat down one weekend and went through the entire show in two days. Once I finished that up, I went into Game of Thrones withdrawal and while I now eagerly await the start of the fourth season, I figured I should fill in the time slot with reading the book series that started it all.

Game of Thrones is actually the title of the first book but the book series is called The Song of Ice and Fire. If you like being happy and you like seeing the heroes and heroines win all the time, I would say this series is perhaps not for you. While I'm currently reading the fourth book in the series, I can only advise you all that if you do choose to read the books, don't get too attached to any one character because mostly likely, that is when they will die. The writer is evil - he will make the characters so likable and make them appear to be central to the story and then just kill them off in one fell stroke. And yet I can't stop reading!

In case you haven't seen the show, Game of Thrones is a fantasy book that takes place in a land called Westeros. There are kings, queens, knights, princes, princesses, and lords and all the other archetypes that you would imagine a fantasy novel would have. What makes to book stand out is how deeply the author delves into characterizing every single person that he creates. He gives everyone a voice and a story and you honestly can't help but get sucked into his world.


The book begins with the King, Robert Baratheon, naming his best friend Ned Stark as the Hand, (his right hand man, if you will). While initially reluctant, a series of events convinces Ned to accept his offer and he moves to the capitol, King's Landing, with his two daughters. The King dies almost as soon as he arrives and the rest of the book (and pretty much the entire series) has all the characters fighting for a right to the throne.

There are so many characters and the details of the book are very intricate - I sometimes wonder how the author keeps track of everyone and everything! But it really helps create local color and honestly it almost makes it feel like you're there watching the entire story unfold.

I definitely recommend this book and the rest of the series if you haven't already read it.

Happy reading!

12 comments

  1. I love the GoT series- can't believe we have to wait until 2014 for the next season- and have the first book on my shelf ready to read. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  2. You have picked one of my most favorite all time books! I could spend all day reading the series! It was actually my favorite thing to do in summer: read GOT + sunbathe + eat a lot of garden berries! Ahhh I miss those summer days! :(

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  3. I loooove Game of Thrones! I'm still on the second season but will hopefully find some time to catch up before the new season premieres! I'll definitely be checking out this book :)

    xo,
    Megan
    Bespeckled With Freckles

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  4. I haven't read this book but after this post I will ;) Thank you for stopping by and wishing me for my blog's birthday!

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    Evi xoxo

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  5. That books is in my wishlist!
    xx

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  6. I had no idea that there was a book version x) I haven't seen the show but the series looks so interesting!

    xx.
    Stephanie | fashion and tea

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  7. Thanks so much for the review, I'll definitely buy it! It seems pretty interesting.

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  8. Never read the books or saw the show.
    I don't know if it's really my kind of story :p

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  9. Epp this is on my to read list! Can't wait :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute
    @TheAJMinute

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  10. I love Game of Thrones, both the books and the tv show! Unfortunately all my favorite characters are already dead XD But I'm still very curious how the story will continue.

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