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    I thought it was worth it
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    What's with the hating on Feast for Crows? I didn't think it was extraordinarily different from the other books in style, tone or plot. Admittedly, the story now has so many active characters, you can feel like you're slogging through to find out what happened with the cliffhanger four hundred pages ago, but that's a function of the size of the story more than anything else.

    My main beef was a severe lack of Tyrion, but he'll be all over the next book. In fact, here's a preview Tyrion chapter for your amusement.

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    I think the problem is with Brienne and Circie's storylines, Brienne goes around the kingdom looking for arya or sansa stark and accomplishes nothing beyond causing Jamie to lose his sword hand and finding out Catelyn is now undead. Cercie, the big bad for about 3 books, is now portrayed as a paraniod shrew who is slowly digging her own grave, I dont have a problem with that, it makes sense to me but it would seem a little annoying that we traded Tyrion or John Snow's storyline for those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    What's with the hating on Feast for Crows? I didn't think it was extraordinarily different from the other books in style, tone or plot. Admittedly, the story now has so many active characters, you can feel like you're slogging through to find out what happened with the cliffhanger four hundred pages ago, but that's a function of the size of the story more than anything else.

    My main beef was a severe lack of Tyrion, but he'll be all over the next book. In fact, here's a preview Tyrion chapter for your amusement.
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    I always found it interesting that instead of "Sir" he spells it "Ser" for a seemingly identical word.
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    eh he probably likes how it fits into the setting better.

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    My problems with AFFC may be largely due to me being a die-hard Stark supporter, but let me lay them out...

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    * Nobody cares about Dhorne, not even the Dhornishmen
    * I want all the Ironborn dead so them singing songs around the campfire at Wyke just makes me want to know more about the crannogmen fighting them - those are people I want to know more about
    * I'm bored of the Lannister twins
    * Not much actually happens at the Eyrie; the Vale wasn't doing anything before and it still isn't
    * Arya is great but she should be stabbin' fools, not messing around with hokey religions
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    its dorne. and i bet they play a greater role next book and the ironborn get stuck back in their islands. and the starks have a resurgence under the banne rof rickard or maybe even bran


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    Spoilers, man!

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    Oh man... I knew it was coming but... I hoped maybe, just maybe, the director or the writer would screw up and do things differently and then... God I wish Eddard wasnt so bloody honorable.
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    And keep in mind that George R. R. Martin himself is writing the next episode (Episode 8). It's going to be delicious.
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    Oh man... I knew it was coming but... I hoped maybe, just maybe, the director or the writer would screw up and do things differently and then... God I wish Eddard wasnt so bloody honorable.
    We all saw it coming and it all depressed us.

    The starks are definitely one of my most beloved fantasy houses of all time.

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    I hate you all... I am now addicted to Game of Thrones. After watching the first episode, I immediatly started the second, and then didn't stop for several hours. The insane mix of political drama with interesting characters and crazy storylines has me hooked. Some good television.

    Have to agree though, the Starks are great. I'm only up to the sixth episode at the moment and have some slight suspicions as to where it is heading (Having never read the books, yet).

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    I have two suspicions as to future plot points - that the Stark boy is possessed somewhat? Obviously there's more to the wolves then they're letting on for now, but I'm lost as to how they tie in. Which leads me to my second suspicion, and that when the Wintermonster things, from beyond the Wall, killed the mother dire wolf they possessed the clear white dire wolf just like the small child at the start of the show? As when one of the Stark children picked up the lone wolf it had red eyes and was straight white... I love the way they haven't let on about the wolves yet, though.


    Lord Snow is my favourite semi-Stark, though. I hope he goes far in the Watch and we get to see him rise in the order during the series. Any news on more seasons?

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    gosh darn i love these books i started reading again.

    and btw guys is there any website i could see the shows like hulu on my computer id rent disks but it obviously isnt out.

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    If you subscribe to HBO, you can watch it online.

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    but for moniez per month!

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    Oh for the love of... here, I'm sure you can figure it out.
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    Any news on more seasons?
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    Just saw the current episode.
    My god, Cersci is such a .

    The ending wasnt so surprising though. I mean, we all saw it coming.
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    And we wont see any retribution for at least 2 years :sigh:
    Still, we've got Barristan Selmy's lambasting of the kingsguard to look forward to next season.
    Oh and we'll probably end up seeing Syrio Forell get cut down next week, I'm kinda hoping they will keep it ambiguous on whether he survives or not like in the books, but It's probably best not to get my hopes up.
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    Do people think that each season will be a book? Like season 1 will cover the first book, the 2nd season will cover the 2nd book, and so forth.

    I think so, but I think its going to be iffy. Right now, at the end of episode 7, they are at around page 450-500-ish. I think. Im not up to there yet but I think thats where episode 7 ends.
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    Supposedly A Storm of Swords (Book 3) is going to be split into two seasons. This makes a lot of sense, as that book is really friggin' long (IIRC, right around the length of the entire Lord of the Rings set).
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    [EDIT: replying to Hooahguy; GH got in before me!]Yeah, at the end of episode 7, we are on page 510 out of 780. That's 65%, close enough to 7/10, so I reckon we will see one book each season. However, it will be quite an achievement if a TV series of this expensive kind can sustain enough seasons to see the story through. Other series with long story arcs have started to sputter around the third or fourth season (I am thinking of things like Lost, the Wire, the West Wing, Babylon 5). They may decide to accelerate towards the end if that happens. This is all assuming the writer finishes the story, but then again, having a TV series following him might be the best possible incentive for him to bring things to a conclusion.
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    God I hope not; if he's got a deadline that is more than a request from his publisher he might end up rushing it, I'd hate to see ths series end with a half finished book.
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    at this point............... you know how long we have been waiting for storm of swords...... its depressing. Im pretty sure it used to be called dances with dragons

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    ...Storm of swords is the third book. it's been out for years.
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    at this point............... you know how long we have been waiting for storm of swords...... its depressing. Im pretty sure it used to be called dances with dragons
    Uh, the new book is called A Dance with Dragons.

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    thats what i thought! damn another reason to reread it...... yes! and anyway you know what i meant.

    plus i didnt realize storm of swords was that long. and he said dances with dragons was so long it may need two books

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    It did, the first half is allready out; A feast for crows.
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    i meant on top of that..............

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