I have a fun tradition when it comes to season premieres of HBO shows that I watch. I watch the premiere episode and then watch the encore presentation back-to-back. It's an interesting way to digest the content and provides a deeper look - not to mention a chance to get a reaction written (sometimes - I know I'm about a week late.)
Entries in A Song of Ice and Fire (5)
Uuuuuhoooo That's one blast of the horn for a fantastic finale to the second season of Game of Thrones Uuuuuhoooo There's a second blast for a great second season and the third to come. Uuuuuhoooo There's the seldom heard third blast of the horn, that means Season 2 Spoilers Inside. Ye have been warned, tread no further if you don't want secrets and awesomeness revealed.
It's funny how words can have multiple meanings, even polar opposite meanings. Take the word sick for example. I could say a sentence like, "I'm absolutely sick of being sick," or "I finished A Dance with Dragons and it was sick," and I would offer very different meanings. I would have loved to have been able to be in the room the first time someone used 'sick' as a metaphor for very awesome. It was probably some punk kid who didn't know English no good and misspoke but then very successfully tried to cover his ass so as to not lose face in front of his peeps.
So anyway, my two week anniversary with this cold I've been seeing is in a coupe days. It is extremely not sick being this sick.
During my time with this infernal pestilence I did get a fair bit of reading in and have finally finished all the published novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by Mr. George R. R. Martin. I'm going to withhold final judgment until I've reread The Sword of Truth books, but I think I am pretty safe in assuming that A Song of Ice and Fire now hold the hallowed position of "Favorite of all Time." I read all five novels, Game of Thrones - A Dance with Dragons, in about half a year which is lightning speed for me. My comprehension has always been really high, but I read about as fast as molasses on a cold day. I think I'll write a mega-review covering Clash of Kings - Dance with Dragons that highlights each book and gives my overview of the series as a whole, but definitely another night. There's no great hurry you see, since we probably won't see Winds of Winter until 2014.
Just wanted to let you all know that despite the best efforts of my cold, and the horrendous efforts of my immune system that I am, in fact, not dead.
I has a sick. It's definitely better now than it was this morning, but all the same I've kinda felt 'blarg' all day. What doesn't make me feel blarg is the Iron Throne of Westeros in any of it's forms.
A Game of Thrones is the first book in George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. An HBO series under the same name debuted to wild fan praise and critical acclaim this last spring. This review will cover the first book of the series.