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RE: OT: Game of Thrones Discussion - Potential Spoilers Warning
(08-28-2017 02:17 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(08-28-2017 01:57 PM)Artifice Wrote:  I haven't read that one yet. I think the Dance of Dragons was one of the ideas for a spinoff, and I'm deliberating whether I want to go into that without knowing exactly what happens. I could be a "show watcher" for a change.

If you need a less dense read, I would do the Dunk & Egg books. Like I said, the pace is very slow and deliberate, but it's also written in that Forrest Gump style where the main character doesn't realize the importance of the events he has stumbled into. It's a different style of read than the main series. I loved it. It's really 3 novellas packed in one book, and each one is its own story, though the main characters are the same. Perfect light summer reading in the GRRM setting.

Yeah, I enjoyed those stories. I haven't read the World of Ice & Fire yet. I typically find those companion books boring, I want a story. I've read a few of GRRM's other works and enjoyed them. If you like that genre then check out The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. Very entertaining and easy reading. But word of warning the final book is yet unpublished with the last being published in 2011.

I've only seen a few episodes of GOT as I don't have cable. The first seasons seemed very true to the story if not some of the characters. I've found it hard to avoid the spoilers so now I just read them, including this thread. I don't know if I'll ever watch them because my wife doesn't seem too interested and with two young kids our opportunities to watch it is pretty limited. So I've just been reading the synopsis of each episode the last couple of seasons.

You can find a surprising amount of GoT content floating around on YouTube.

In case anyone is interested in some ASOIAF/GoT deep lore exploration during the long break before the final season, this guy's videos are entertaining:

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RE: OT: Game of Thrones Discussion - Potential Spoilers Warning
Couple of tidbits that didn't necessarily warrant separate posts. I don't have the links but you can easily Google them:

1) variety magazine is saying that season 8 will be the most expensive yet: 6 episodes for 90 million dollars or 15 million dollars each.

2) Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie (otherwise known as Ygritte), are officially engaged. They had been dating on-and-off in recent years

3) Saved The Best For Last in my opinion: HBO announced that Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and creators and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss would be directing the final six episodes of the series. Likely taking two episodes apiece. IMO it's basically an All-Star team. D&D are doing the finale of the show. Nutter directed the Red Wedding episode. Sapochnik directed the Hardhome, Winds of Winter, and Battle of the Bastards episodes.
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