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A Game of Thrones: OMG!!! George RR Martin's fantasy set for HBO!!!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by praktik, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Yeah me too.
     
  2. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    midway through the 6th??

    Dudes... you guys missed out on one of the most satisfying endings to a book ever, once Rand paid those Aes Sedai bitches back... to my mind the 6th was the last of the good ones...
     
  3. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Yeah, Crown of Swords was the beginning of the shit pile.
     
  4. possibledj

    possibledj TRIBE Promoter

    i actually thought 6 was the best one. all the crazy inventions and inventing new powers and stuff
     
  5. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    On closer Wikipedia inspection it was book 7 I stopped reading. But I had already been just skimming through the many stupid dress description chapters for a few books.
     
  6. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    On closer inspection you'll find the traveling caravan parts is what was bringing the series down until Mat the bloody Ta'vern was written in.
     
  7. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    In no small part to the op's reccomendation, I just picked up my first Martin book last week. When anyone makes a comparison to Tolkien, attention is paid. I'll have to work that statement into a catchy internet rule in the future.

    So far, so good. I like the portrayal of fickle court politics, it reminds me of Galileo's lesson in losing friends and alienating papal supporters.
     
  8. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    oh dude, I'm jealous. I wish I could read them again for the first time...:(
     
  9. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    There's already been some nipple pinching, and I'm only through the first 50 pages.

    So yea, I'm not reading these to my son at bedtime.
     
  10. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    I found the first book really slow in its pacing. There was just enough there to keep me interested. And just enough to make me want to read the second.

    But then in the second everything clicks and the series gets really good.

    So if the first one is boring you a little, just remember things pick up for the rest.

    I think that slow subtle pacing of the first one is going to lend itself well to an HBO series. It's exactly what they are about.
     
  11. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Ok...just to clarify, there are only 4 books out yes?

    Feast Of Crows
    Game Of Thrones
    Sword Of Storms
    Clash Of Kings

    And Dance Of Dragons doesn't even have a release date does it?
     
  12. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    To be honest I really liked the pacing of the first one. What I found toughest were the names - there were so many! And people had their house name AND their nicknames you had to remember ("The Mountain that Rides", "The Hound", etc)...

    I decided in the first 100 pages if I was going to enjoy this book I would have to stop mentally mapping out all the names and just plough through and soon enough it all fell together..;)
     
  13. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Spring/Summer 08...;) lol

    latest blog postings have him still working on it. Should be done soon though...
     
  14. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    I like the pacing too; it's a nod to the bibles of fantasy. Allow for the characters to establish themselves early, insuring that events do not dominate and define the characters.

    I think it will make an excellent HBO series. My only concern is HBO's post-Sopranos/Six Feet Under obsession with making every series a major, monumental, unprecedented pop-cultural and commercial success.
     
  15. gollum

    gollum TRIBE Member

    I liked the pacing too, I find the pacing in LotR slow, but really enjoy everything about this series.
     
  16. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    Sweet young Bran saw some incestous action and was thrown out a window. Poor guy!
     
  17. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    Ugh. I thought Sailing to Sarantium was poop. If you like Guy Gavrial Kay, read the entire Fionavar Tapestry. It's good, different and Canadian. Sarantium just seemed to borrow too much from FT for my liking.
     
  18. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    In some other fantasy TV related news. I only just discovered that Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series has been turned into a serial TV show that started in November.

    www.legendoftheseeker.com

    The changes to the plot line look disappointing though....
     
  19. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    I tried watching the first episode. Holy Shit, so gay. Like Xena warrior princess, except stupider. Also, horrible casting for the main character. Wasn't he a hairy nature guy with a beard? Instead we get a fruity male model with a waxed chest.
     
  20. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Yeah, "Legend Of The Seeker" sucks donkey balls.

    The actors for Richard and Zedd are horrible.

    They've added a bunch of characters/plotlines to make it a better TV Show (1 hour "chapters") but it's not the same story at all.

    I made it through 3 episodes hoping it would get better...but alas.
     
  21. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Yeah my very thought when I saw the promo pictures.
     
  22. sheik rock

    sheik rock TRIBE Member

    The worst part is, every girl I know who likes fantasy would way rather watch manly bearded guy than a twink who won't put a shirt on. Who were they trying to appeal to?
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  23. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    Picked up a Storm of Swords and a Feast for Crows yesterday after a brief hiatus. I'm impressed that despite the long stretches between the writing and publishing each book, they read as if they were written all at once.

    Not much new on the fate of the pilot/series though. Several of the shows HBO picked up are smaller projects, which conceivably leaves a lot of room for a show as necessarily massive as AGOT.
     
  24. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    storm of swords - my fave of the series! One of the most satisfying character arcs in all fiction IMHO - but I won't say for whom or any more info on that..;)
     
  25. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member


    Not going to defend this and it's the LAST series I would have thought to score a TV adaptation.

    I can't stop watching. It's such a train wrek but Kahlan is sooooo hot.

    Next week Mord Sith!

    This show is just what my PVR needed.
     

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