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#21
I mean, I guess I'm kinda reading the Lord of the Rings books.
I have the collection but in almost a year I've managed to read...

40 pages... I can't seem to pull myself to sit down and read it for an hour or so every now and again when there is so much schoolwork and games to play.
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#22
LOTR does take a lot of effort to read. Return of the King is the best part.
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#23
Mavs recommendation of the Ketty Jay series is a good shout, he got me into them, good read if slow.

Just been confirmed that GoT will finish before the books, as was assumed - S5 is basically Feast of Crows and Dance with Dragons so S6 would be either the bits left from DwD or bring in the sixth book. I don't know how it works, but for instance Brans story in GoT is where it is in the books, there's not much left to use for some characters.

As someone who watched the show and didn't read the books until after S3, I'm not bothered by it, though I prefer the books to the series and it will be a bit odd reading the books knowing what major events will happen, though reading through Books 1 -3 knowing what happened didn't ruin my enjoyment of it.

I digress, wish these books would be written already, can't rush the guy though #don'tdie.
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#24
>Ripley: I wasn't sold on GoT either. Have now blasted through up to A Feast for Crows (still reading it) but haven't touched the show. One of those ones where due to work I was absorbing it by osmosis and thought I should try it and have done with it. Very entertaining and while I can't comment on the show having deliberately avoided it, it seems like the books would be better.

As for new fantasy, try The Once and Future King. It's King Arthur's tale and has basically been the inspiration for a lot of the screen adaptations since Disney's The Sword in the Stone. I'm also going to try Earthsea when I get a chance as Ursula LeGuin's stuff is supposed to be good. Will report back.

For those who want a history read, pick up Into the Silence. I went on about this on the old Books thread but fell out of reading it. Picked it up again and would heartily recommend it. Covers the Everest expeditions by blokes who survived the First World War and everything that came after.

Could also do worse than the Dune saga. It disappears up its own jacksie in places where verbiage and cod philosophy replace plot and characterisation, but it's still compelling.

Finally, Bill Bryson's Shakespeare investigation and Miles Jupp's Fibber in the Heat were entertaining. The Shakespeare book is part bio part sleuth story while Jupp's book recounts him blagging his way onto England's 2006 India tour as a cricket writer on the basis that he always wanted to do it. Very silly, but remarkable.
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(03-24-2015, 06:48 PM)PTC Bezza Wrote: Mavs recommendation of the Ketty Jay series is a good shout, he got me into them, good read if slow.

Just been confirmed that GoT will finish before the books, as was assumed - S5 is basically Feast of Crows and Dance with Dragons so S6 would be either the bits left from DwD or bring in the sixth book. I don't know how it works, but for instance Brans story in GoT is where it is in the books, there's not much left to use for some characters.

As someone who watched the show and didn't read the books until after S3, I'm not bothered by it, though I prefer the books to the series and it will be a bit odd reading the books knowing what major events will happen, though reading through Books 1 -3 knowing what happened didn't ruin my enjoyment of it.

I digress, wish these books would be written already, can't rush the guy though #don'tdie.

I thought I heard that the books won't be finished by the time that R.R. Martin dies and that the plot will be handed over to the TV show creators, or what?
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(04-17-2015, 10:49 PM)Jamie Wrote:
(03-24-2015, 06:48 PM)PTC Bezza Wrote: Mavs recommendation of the Ketty Jay series is a good shout, he got me into them, good read if slow.

Just been confirmed that GoT will finish before the books, as was assumed - S5 is basically Feast of Crows and Dance with Dragons so S6 would be either the bits left from DwD or bring in the sixth book. I don't know how it works, but for instance Brans story in GoT is where it is in the books, there's not much left to use for some characters.

As someone who watched the show and didn't read the books until after S3, I'm not bothered by it, though I prefer the books to the series and it will be a bit odd reading the books knowing what major events will happen, though reading through Books 1 -3 knowing what happened didn't ruin my enjoyment of it.

I digress, wish these books would be written already, can't rush the guy though #don'tdie.

I thought I heard that the books won't be finished by the time that R.R. Martin dies and that the plot will be handed over to the TV show creators, or what?

Not exactly, it's more the case that the tv creators have stated that they know how Martin intends for the series to end, and that should something happen to him before he gets the series published in full the tv show will be able to finish the story without making it up as it goes.

As is, he's still adamant he can crank 'em out. However, the Guardian did throw up an interesting question: given that the tv series is essentially an alternative telling of the events from the books, and the fact that from now on the tv show will be taking the story forward first from this point, at what point are they more canon than the ostensible canon?

Personally I though it was a clickbait/ "oh god I need an article" effort as the article rather petered out after 4 paragraphs, but if pushed I'd go with the books. Interpret all you like (and by all accounts it's been done very well -- must admit I've not seen the show though) but you still need something to interpret from and I think it's a rare visual representation that surpasses the book. Apart from the Godfather I can't really think of many that have done it.
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#27
I like the show, I started with it, then read the books, so seeing the show get to the end it fine as they are quite different now, the show has killed people off who are alive in the books still, so the journey to the end will be very different, but just have the same outcome.

I'm wondering whether Season 5 will be all of feast of crows and dance with dragons or just a bit of both (they are set during the same period), without spoiling - one of the characters paths only has one tv season of content, it's only some who have a fair bit (nights watch, mereen) and even then I think it could fit in. So season six could be new territory? And I'd expect even that to be based on the books as he should, SHOULD, release his next book next year.
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#28
I think at this point they have the luxury of cherry-picking in order to fit the rhythm of the show that they're aiming for in season five and then decide where to place season six in relation to Winds of Winter from the big moments they've decided upon for this season. I could see big moments being tied in but the getting there being all their own work as it were.
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#29
Frank Miller is doing a third dark knight novel, interesting, haven't read the second one as Frank went rubbish and I heard that his Strikes Again was also rubbish, but this time he's not drawing it too, and has help from some other dude in the writing department. Very interesting.
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I honestly though DK2 was so bad it's good. In fact I have that opinion of just about all his work to the point I actually wonder if he's trolling his audience or if he is, in fact, a genius and his interpretation of the Dark Knight is one of a broken and traumatized little boy who never really got the support he needed.
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