Yes, all the books are great. I read them one after another. I think that is the only way to read them, as there are SOO many characters. It took me one whole year to read thru all of them. I'm looking fwd to the newest one to come out, and I certainly can't read the others to refresh my memory. The tv show will soon catch up to the books though....
I am only on the first book (taking me forever because I sadly rarely have time to read lately), but I love it so far. I am all caught up on the TV series, can't wait for next season I have been lucky to find the first 3 books at the thrift store for under a dollar, still keeping my eye out for the 4th!
All the books are amazing. I did get bogged down with some of the stuff going on in the Iron Islands - selecting the new ruler - and the in-fighting amongst the Greyjoys, but once I got through that it picked up again. I can't for the life of me tell you what happened in which book - I read them one after the other and they are all one long story in my mind.
The T.V. Series hasn't really done anything with the Greyjoy storyline (other than Theon), but they couldn't include everything.
You do need to read all the books because even characters you think are gone forever aren't really...
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” -The Statue of Liberty
My biggest problem with books is that will go ON and ON for PAGES and PAGES about things like the standards that they carry into battle and then in two paragraphs kill off half the characters (Red Wedding anyone??) Next thing you know, the next chapter refers to someone being dead and you have to go back to figure out exactly where they died.
But the boy and I have read them all and will read the next one. I will generally go back and reread books when the next one in the series comes out, but there is no way I can face rereading these books.
Post by scrappinwithoutpeas on Apr 11, 2015 23:37:50 GMT
Am about to re-read the 5th: A Dance with Dragons (4th is A Feast for Crows). It's been a while since I finished it and need to re-familiarize myself with where all the characters left off. I don't have HBO so I only watch the show after the seasons are finished and I can get them on DVD. Had already read books 1-3 even before the series started (1st season). I've also heard that this season they're straying even further from the books...not sure I like that (probably won't)!
PSA for GoT fans: - Please put 'SPOILER' in the thread title when you post about the TV series, especially since story lines may differ from the books!
"Turns out some things are better left unsaid... which I generally realize right after I have said them."