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A Game of Thrones

Martin, George R. R. (Paperback - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
Authors: Martin, George R. R.
Statement of Responsibility: George R.R. Martin
Title: A game of thrones
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2005
Edition: Bantam Spectra mass market reissue ed
Characteristics: 835 p. ; 18 cm.
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Notes: "A Bantam Spectra Book."
Includes a preview of the sequel, "A Clash of Kings"
Summary: A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
LCCN: 95043936
ISBN: 9780553573404
0553573403
Branch Call Number: SCI-FI M
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Jul 10, 2014
  • Dwarhelm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the best book ever it has a suprising ending with alot of twisting and sad events. War is arising...

Jul 01, 2014
  • laratis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This series is amazing!
Hodor!!!!!

This book is suitable for adults (as in 18 and older). BUT, it is INTENSELY inappropriate for young children and it has intense violence. Also the rest of the series is the same.

May 02, 2014
  • EMF1226 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's nice to see that this series is as good as/better than the HBO show. Very, very descriptive and definitely not light reading but it succeed where Tolkien fails - the details actually amount to character development or foreshadowing. Cannot wait to continue reading the series!

May 01, 2014
  • timspork rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lord of the Rings meets House of Cards.

Feb 15, 2014
  • aussiemariec rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is not working to download

Feb 01, 2014
  • castielnovak rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Stunning. Absolutely brilliant, but not for the faint of heart as it contains some bloody violence and heart-pounding action scenes that will crescendo to a point. All in all, not to be missed and worth the read if you decide to pick it up. Prepare to take a house as your own. Prepare to be hooked.

Nov 21, 2013
  • wonjoku rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent work. However, you may persevere for a few pages to really catch on to the sorry. If not you may lose interest before really get into the groove.

It may help to watch a few episodes of the HBO series to help to you understand the plot of the story which is difficult to follow as a result of the way the chapters were written. However once you understand the story-line, the book seem to be a lot better than the TV series, to me at least.

One more thing and this is a warning! The moment you finish book one (The Game of throne's) you will be hooked. You will always be on the look out for the next book.

Oct 23, 2013
  • lunadog rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Martin writes well, but ultimately I lost interest. There is no thematic compass directing this sprawling soap opera, and the author seems to have little respect for his characters. This novel has lots of action and would especially appeal to gamers.

Oct 19, 2013
  • JCS3F rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great storytelling that more 'serious' authors would be advised to emulate. Martin's labor of love is an infectious read and an amazing accomplishment. He writes convincingly from multiple vantage points, a fifteen year old would-be king, an unloved royal 'imp', an adolescent royal tomboy, an omnipresent eunuch on the royal court. No small feat and one that spurs his audience's interest throughout his massive masterwork. In addition, Martin clearly has a penchant for plot development. His characters are deliberately developed and, if anything, his plots are even more so. But Martin is deceptive and on multiple occasions I marveled at how far the plot had developed, even with a methodical pace. This level of investment, care, and craft are what's missing in fiction today. Let's hope more lauded authors notice.

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Jun 21, 2014
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Apr 30, 2014
  • shallowriver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 05, 2014
  • Qualex rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 01, 2014
  • castielnovak rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 11, 2013
  • jurban1983 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 09, 2013
  • Eyebeam rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 12, 2012
  • Caleb98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the starks find dire wolves the first seen in years.

Jun 06, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

rllllllly goodbook about adventure and action and thriller

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Feb 01, 2014
  • castielnovak rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Incest, rape, sex in general

Feb 01, 2014
  • castielnovak rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Torture, Beheading

Feb 01, 2014
  • castielnovak rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some f-bombs

Jun 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Torture, War, Spousal Abuse, Execution

Jun 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Incest, Rape

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • Dwarhelm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Winter is Coming"

“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

"Fear cuts deeper than swords." -Syrio Forel

Jun 21, 2012
  • dplaya42k rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Winter is Coming

"The things I do for love." -Jaime Lannister

Dec 08, 2011
  • Agent878 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die." - Queen Cersei

Sep 22, 2011
  • ArchimedesOtaku rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Winter is Coming!

Jun 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I want to see him fly." - Robert Arryn (A child who is a Lord wanting to throw person off cliff)

Oct 15, 2009
  • dharvie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Winter is coming" - Stark Family Motto.

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