#Bookreview Game of Thrones

Everyone knows this show is the hottest show out there and that the books are supposed to be better. Having read the first book, I can say that the book is not better. There are the words that get typed so rarely. Writing as an art form has millions of advantages over film, making it nearly unthinkable for a movie to surpass the book form; however, in the case of GOT, the show was able to capture the world in nearly every sizzling detail and played tricks on the viewer that the book couldn’t do. One thing that I loved about the show was how (and I’m only comparing first season to first book here) you saw the white walkers at the very beginning and saw nothing else to convince you that it was a magic world until the very end of with the dragons. The book was much more in your face, staking its place as a high fantasy early on with constant talk of the mythical creatures.

Now let me say that I saw the show first. I love the show, and the book was a real joy to read. I look forward to reading the rest of them. I hear they break from the show later on, and I look forward to that. But as of now, I would say that the show was brilliantly made from the very good book.

4 thoughts on “#Bookreview Game of Thrones

  1. You said “the book is not better”. Isn’t that like saying something sounds more like Taylor Swift than Taylor Swift and is better? The two producers of GoT, D&D as they are called, royally f*cked up numerous story arcs and have added many rape/quasi-rape scenes. Wow.

    1. I thought the first season of the show was magnificent. The first book was really good. Remember, this is my comparison. I am yet to read the other books, and I will post my review of them when I’m done. I don’t think the Taylor Swift reference is valid. They are different art forms. It would be more like someone painting a picture based on a Swift song and it being better than the song, and since I find her to be quite annoying, I think that is very possible.

      1. You are hilarious. George RR Martin is one of the greatest living storytellers. I am hilarious as well. Discussing adaptations is like discussing religion or politics at work. 🙂

      2. This was my second book of his that I’ve read, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series, which is saying something since I have a to-be-read list 500 books deep. The first book of his that I read was the prequel book. And thought it mediocre.

        I enjoy people with differing opinions and argumentative approaches. You help me keep my wits 😉

        Since you are a fantasy guy, have you read Sarah Monette’s The Goblin Emperor? I am reading it now. A review will be available shortly.

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