Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Books read in 2013: 2

I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment to this series. Like many people I know, I was completely taken in by the magical world of the seven kingdoms through the t.v show before I picked up the books, and this love has just been strengthened after realising just how true to the books the show is.

The story is told through various character's perspectives, which allows you to discover about each of their little kingdoms. I especially love the Stark children's chapters, as a slightly naive view on the war that is beginning around them is refreshing after many battles and political discussions. 

I managed to whiz through the book pretty quickly, and unfortunately found myself skimming through parts simply because the tv show is SO true to the book, that I knew exactly what was happening/ going to occur. I'm sure that as I delve into the rest of the series it'll take a bit more time and concentration to keep up with all of the twists and turns in the fight for the Iron Throne. 

As I said before, I'm definitely not eloquent enough to type out reviews, so this is a mere recording of what I've read this year. 

“What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.” - George R.R Martin, A Game of Thrones

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