A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I've been listening to Game of Thrones in audio book form, but stopped where the first season of the HBO series ended. I don't want spoilers, as I'm really enjoying the show. Being able to attach faces to all the characters helped to keep them all straight—there are a lot of them.
Game of Thrones is like a cross between Lord of the Rings and The Sopranos. It has the epic proportions of the former, and the menacing unpredictability of the latter. By comparison, Lord of the Rings is a fairy tale—you know who the good guys and the bad guys are, who will live and who has to die. All bets are off in Game of Thrones. Good people do bad things, and there is a sparkle of humanity even in the darkest of souls, and nobody's safe. This kind of story telling can be emotionally taxing, but also very exciting.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
I've been doing a lot of editing lately, being at different stages of three different stories. Last Stop is done at last. Naturally, as doing the very last pass where you're are only allowed to change typos and big mistakes, I had the urge to change a billion little things. Oh, well.
The vampire novella trilogy is this [ ] close to being done. This is probably the hardest part, when the finishing line is in sight, but you're not quite there yet.
All this editing made me feel cooped up, so I took a trip to the arboretum. The weather was perfect, and I ended up walking around for hours. Far bit longer than I planned, as I got lost. I have no sense of direction at all. I'm fine as long as a place has a grid-like layout, but anything else and I'm toast. Anyway, I got a chuckle out of seeing the tree above.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This weeks BYWBBT is hosted by Blaine D. Arden. Pop in to find out what some of your favorite authors doing for Spring Break.
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