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Old 28-08-2005, 20:05   #61
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After a ridiculously long time I have finally finished all three books currently out (four books techincally, since A Storm Of Swords was split in two). One word: wow. The pace really picked up towards the end - not to say that it wasn't gripping all the way through, but the way the story stuck with the same situations from chapter to chapter with a different characters point of view was well done.

big spoilers, don't read unless you've finished Storm of Swords


Really looking forward to book 4.
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:58   #62
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Going to have to wait to get the Feast of Crows, beacause.....


Mr Martin is doing a signing and Q&A session in my local Ottakars on the 25th October
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roar349 - where is your local Ottakers?
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:38   #64
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Basingsoke, guessing he's doing a few though.
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Mr Martin is not coming to Northern Ireland sadly so could some kind person who is going to a UK signing please get me a copy? Will of course pay for the book, postage and for your time.

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Old 10-10-2005, 15:27   #66
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Would love to get over to the mainland for a signing but havn't got the time or money

None of my fav authors ever come to NI

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GRRM is doing a signing at Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Ave, London on 21st October between 5-6pm. I think that they have a mail order service which includes signed copies. Personally plan to go if I can get time off. Due to too much time on Warcraft, I haven't quite managed to finish re-reading the first three.

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I think I have just made a little sex wee. Amazon have shipped A feast for Crows. Just in time for me going to Germany with work too
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I was in Waterstones last night and its out. Will hold out until next week and get a signed copy.
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I was considering attending the book sign for AFOC in Manchester this Wednesday. Just wondered would i be guaranteed to get a signed book? How do these events work?
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Old 18-10-2005, 06:43   #71
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Ivoryman,

I went to a David Gemmell one a couple of weeks ago at Ottakars, basically everyone formed a queue with their books at the end (a lot of dealers there with loads as well, Gemmell made them wait until the end).
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Ivoryman,

I went to a David Gemmell one a couple of weeks ago at Ottakars, basically everyone formed a queue with their books at the end (a lot of dealers there with loads as well, Gemmell made them wait until the end).
Cheers, i'll head down tomorrow and see how it goes.
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Old 21-10-2005, 09:16   #73
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The new book is on sale in Ottakers for only £14.99, cheapest high street price I've seen it, and I got it there last week. We got a much nicer cover than the US too

Have you all started reading it? I've decided to start the series through again and am already a large way through A Game of Thrones since I currently have nothing else to do at work! It's amazing how much stuff I missed or didn't take note of the first time I read it through. Such as:
don't read if you haven't finished A Storm of Swords


George is coming to one of my local Ottakar's stores next week. I hope I will be able to go, but it clashes with work so we shall see.

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Old 21-10-2005, 09:25   #74
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I'd love to go back & re-read the previous novels but I dont have the time unfortunately.

I've purchased it online from BOL for the ridiculously low price of £7.59 with free delivery. This is for the mini-sized hardback edition, which I prefer to carry on the bus/train to/from work.
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nice heads up on that price - think i might partake too!
just reread the last 2 novels to get me back upto speed.

interesting to see who he spends all book writing abotu this time only to kill them off at the end!
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There aren't many major players left to kill off are there?!
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There aren't many major players left to kill off are there?!


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don't read if you haven't finished A Storm of Swords

Wow, i'm 500 pages into A Clash Of Kings and i too cant recall that from the first book. Amazing what you miss, but alas with so much detail crammed into each book i suppose it's easy to miss things.
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Old 24-10-2005, 16:29   #79
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I'm ordering "Feast" tomorrow (pay day). Can't wait! Luckily, I was introduced to this late on so I've had the opportunity to read all three back to back, and only just recently finished book 3.

Martin seems to think it'll be a 7-novel series by the time he's done! He certainly puts other "epic" authors to shame though. Take Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time - bloated, smug series that churns out a book a year with a fraction of the readibility that makes ASOIAF great.
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Okay then people, remembering that I'm trying to wait until near the end before I start reading, what is this?

A Dance with Dragons
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