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Old January 11 2012, 08:52 PM   #406
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For some reason a book series that disposes of its cast with each new entry sounds very appealing right now
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Old January 11 2012, 09:17 PM   #407
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For some reason a book series that disposes of its cast with each new entry sounds very appealing right now
Oh I agree. I'm currently reading China Mieville's Bas-Lag 'series' (on the second book, The Scar), and it's nice to indulge in series with lots and lots of bizarre fantastical world building with the knowledge that the plot is actually going somewhere and the next book will be about unrelated characters and problems.

Eh. I hope Martin tightens his belt, narrative-wise, for the last two books. I don't mind them each being as long or longer than ADWD, but tons and tons of stuff had better happen.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:14 PM   #408
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Eh. I hope Martin tightens his belt, narrative-wise, for the last two books. I don't mind them each being as long or longer than ADWD, but tons and tons of stuff had better happen.
Aren't there rumors of three more books instead? Even so, he's almost going to have to do this much more quickly given the number of threads he has to bring together to wrap it all up... it's going to take a long time to get us to the point where Dany's dragons can beat back the hordes from the north!
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Old January 13 2012, 07:07 PM   #409
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Season 2 start day has been announced!

4/1/12!

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/01/ga...but-april-1st/
HBO has set April 1 as the date for the 10-episode second-season premiere of ”Game of Thrones.”
Fantasy drama was a huge ratings winner for the pay cabler in its debut last year, as well as a massive profit center for the net since HBO produces the series as well. In addition to be a domestic hit, ”Thrones” drew millions of viewers around the world.
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Old January 13 2012, 08:11 PM   #410
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Alternate Cover at Best Buy, you also get a free stark key chain if you pre-order:


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Old January 14 2012, 09:34 PM   #411
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I saw those. They are pretty sweet. I just wish BB wasn't so damn expensive.
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Old January 14 2012, 09:39 PM   #412
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I've been asked twice about being an extra while wandering around Belfast, because of my "appearance", with season 2 coming back here and jobs prospects being poor at the moment, I might look into it.
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Old January 14 2012, 09:49 PM   #413
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Very cool. Be sure to let us know if you do it.
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Old January 14 2012, 09:50 PM   #414
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I will, but I've never watched the show or read the books, just got "spotted" while in the city last year.
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Old January 15 2012, 04:51 AM   #415
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I finished ADWD tonight, so I'm all caught up and waiting with everyone else.

I thought the stuff set in the North was all very good, and most of the rest of the Westeros stuff was also good. However, Meereen is a giant narrative drag; I just don't give a rat's ass about that place.
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Old January 16 2012, 05:10 PM   #416
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I see Peter Dinklage got the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe last night for playing Tyrion Lannister... yay!
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Old January 18 2012, 02:47 AM   #417
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I finished ADWD tonight, so I'm all caught up and waiting with everyone else.

I thought the stuff set in the North was all very good, and most of the rest of the Westeros stuff was also good. However, Meereen is a giant narrative drag; I just don't give a rat's ass about that place.
Mereen was a bit of a drag, yes, but otherwise my favorite part of ADWD was the plot that took place in Essos. At the moment I'm kind of "Westeros-ed" out... We've "visited" all the cool places there, it seems, whereas Essos is a grand unexplored continent.

The massive world building/history on display in Tyrion's journey is my favorite kind of fantasy writing. Really excellent stuff. And the Valyrian history is so interesting - I'm sure GRRM will reveal more in the last two books.
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Old January 18 2012, 07:10 AM   #418
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Alternate Cover at Best Buy, you also get a free stark key chain if you pre-order:


I hate Best Buty with a passion but those covers and the Stark keychain are almost, almost enough to make me want to cancel my pre-order with Amazon.

Are those for the DVD or the Blu-Ray editions?
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Old January 26 2012, 04:01 AM   #419
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Eh. I hope Martin tightens his belt, narrative-wise, for the last two books. I don't mind them each being as long or longer than ADWD, but tons and tons of stuff had better happen.
Aren't there rumors of three more books instead? Even so, he's almost going to have to do this much more quickly given the number of threads he has to bring together to wrap it all up... it's going to take a long time to get us to the point where Dany's dragons can beat back the hordes from the north!
I personally haven't heard anything about 3 new books, just two (The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring), but I wouldn't be surprised like you said... Heck, winter has barely started by the end of ADWD. Given the strange length of seasons in Westeros (and the number of plot threads), there's enough meat there for 4 more books, easily. *oy*

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Old January 26 2012, 07:15 AM   #420
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I sincerely doubt Martin will go for three more books. It'll be two if only so he doesn't have to worry about the HBO series catching up to him.

On another note, in all the talk about A Dance of Dragons I think it's gone undiscussed that Martin's prose is exquisite.
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