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Old 23-12-2005, 12:55   #121
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And NB that the UK 1st ed is the true worldwide 1st ed...

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Old 02-01-2006, 11:19   #122
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Damn you all for making me read these books... I swore, much earlier in this thread, not to read them until all 7 were complete.

But I needed a book for the plane when I went on my honeymoon so I took the first volume....

And my wife gave me books 2 and 3.1 for Xmas, and I've got 100 pages left until the end of book 2, with 3.2 and 4 on their way from Amazon...

What I didn't realise was how well structured and plotted it is. I recently tried the first of Steve Erickson's Malazan books and it was a mess by comparison.

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Old 08-01-2006, 12:08   #123
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I really need to take a break from this series, having read very little else for the past year and enjoying far more than I should. What I love about this series (having discovered after reading through websites) is how there are so many clues placed in the stories about what's happened, what's going on, and what's going to happen, but you can completely miss them and just read the story and get just as much enjoyment out of it. Seriously, there's some big stuff there that's staring you right in the face, but many people won't catch it.

I recently lent A Game of Thrones to a friend, having bugged him to read it for a long time. I promised him that if he doesn't love it, I won't ever speak about George R. R. Martin to him again. I don't think he'll get round to reading it for a while though.
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Old 08-01-2006, 22:03   #124
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If you enjoy this series then Fevre Dream also by George R.R. Martin is also an excellent read. I'd always hesitated getting this because of the Ann Rice (whose work I can't stand) vibe from the Vampires+New Orleans description, but it really is a very good read.

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Old 10-01-2006, 12:23   #125
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I haven't checked out Fevre Dream, but read some negative reviews of it. At the moment I'm going to give Robin Hobb and Greg Keyes a try, never read any of their stuff. Reading A Song Of Ice And Fire makes it difficult though, because everything else just seems to pale in comparison!
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Old 10-01-2006, 13:08   #126
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After all these positive comments on A Song of Ice and Fire I've ordered the first 4 books. Not sure when I'll get round to read them but hopefully soon.
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Old 13-01-2006, 09:46   #127
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Hmm kind of disspaointed Feast for Crows, didn't feel the story moved on much at all
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Old 13-01-2006, 12:42   #128
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If you enjoy this series then Fevre Dream also by George R.R. Martin is also an excellent read. I'd always hesitated getting this because of the Ann Rice (whose work I can't stand) vibe from the Vampires+New Orleans description, but it really is a very good read.
I picked up Fevre Dream a while ago but haven't had a chance to read it yet, think I'll save it for when the first announcements of A Dance with Dragons being delayed turn up
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Old 13-01-2006, 15:13   #129
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I picked up Fevre Dream a while ago but haven't had a chance to read it yet, think I'll save it for when the first announcements of A Dance with Dragons being delayed turn up
I hope GRRM isn't into any extreme sports.
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Old 19-01-2006, 21:17   #130
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I only got into these about 3 weeks ago but they are soooo good...half way through second book now.
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Old 20-01-2006, 10:08   #131
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I only got into these about 3 weeks ago but they are soooo good...half way through second book now.


Exaclty the same as me. They are so good I keep trying to talk to my missus about them. She is understandably not amused when I start talking about the Lannisters while she's watching corry.
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Old 20-01-2006, 11:31   #132
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And me. I have to keep putting it down at the end of chapters just to prolong the books.

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Old 27-01-2006, 12:38   #133
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For the very patient it looks like Amazon has a bargain price for a forthcoming UK edition of the (expensive) RRetrospective published in the US a while back. Just £18.99! I'd not heard this was due a release here but I've put in an order on spec.

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Old 29-01-2006, 16:23   #134
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I thought you were being sarcastic when you said "just £18.99", but then I saw the price it was going for on amazon.com

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Old 31-01-2006, 08:59   #135
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Finally finished reading A Game of Thrones again, here at the office, inbetween doing work (ahh, the joys of alt+tab) ..... Even better the 2nd time around, the amount of small, little details that I never noticed first time around, which are relevant to future happenings is very impressive.

Now on to A Clash of Kings. I forgot how tough the opening prologue is to read, trying to digest the huge number of new characters that are introduced.

Hopefully by the time I re-read the first 3 novels + the current one, A Dance with Dragons might actually be out as well.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:10   #136
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For anyone who's not got the latest book yet, I just bought the Amazon Exclusive and it's a lovely thing - signed and numbered in an edition of 1000, which the description doesn't make clear. Well worth the money *though it seems to have gone to £35 rather than the £21 it was when I bought mine*.

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Old 01-02-2006, 12:35   #137
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If only it was a signed first edition of a Game of Thrones for £35

If I didn't already have the book I'd probably go for this one

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Old 06-02-2006, 09:43   #138
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The usual hardback of Feast is at 50% off (9.49) via amazon.. It has been running at 60% off but seems to have gone back. I warn you - its not a first printing any more, as I got one, and they've gone back to press for more copies.

Feast for Crows UK hardcover at Amazon
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Old 17-02-2006, 10:49   #139
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Finally finished FFC last night. It didn't keep me as gripped as the other three, but was still a fantastic read! If I ever plough through the backlog of books I've got still to read, I may revisit the first three again as that Tower website has got me interested. Talk about intricate plotting! February 2007 is too long to wait.

Next up: Chainfire by Terry Goodkind.
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Old 19-02-2006, 23:39   #140
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Just found this, for anyone who hasn't heard Martin discussing his work:

http://www.cbc.ca/bc/bookclub/georgerrmartin.html

Part 1 doesn't seem to work, but the others are OK. Interesting stuff
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