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Anybody watches it? And feels up for a civilized conversation?

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I do but not as broadcast. I look after next door's cat when they're away and they buy the boxed sets. So I've just finished Series 4. So, if people are shoving in lots of spoilers, I'll need to keep away.


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I see! I read the first book, did not like it despite the many merits, started the series, which was too gritty for me to enjoy, but nowadays I find myself addicted to the latest installment. What did you think of it?

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I've not read any of the books. I'm a slow reader and am a member of two book clubs. It's a struggle to get things finished for them let alone read a series of that many books which are each that thick. I feel that an author ought to be able to say what they need to say in less space than that.

I don't have a problem with gritty. In fact I quite like it. I watched the first three series in less than a week when my neighbours were away over Christmas. I found that quite compulsive viewing. I watched the fourth between last Saturday and Monday. It was a public holiday here.

I don't have the same issues with the body count that some people do. If the Night's Watch and the Wildlings have a big fight, then we're going to lose some characters we like. However, I did find the fight between Brienne and the Hound a bit unnecessary. Apparently, things are different in the books.


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Deaths are not a problem for me -Martin's sadistic enjoyment of the deaths is though. You can feel the author cackling after every death, playing a prank of the reader instead of telling the story he needs to tell.
Gritty I understand better, though a world were everyone is either evil or stupid is not exactly realistic.

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Martin is actually using Muslim Spain, the Middle East, the Mediterannean etc for inspiration -and not as exotic flavors, as full fledged cililizations.
I also have to hand him that he creates full and deep female characters. No maidens, mothers and crones for him.
I do not like his writings, but I am quite surprised at his politics.

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I used the word "politics" badly. What I meant is that he took some care not to be racist or sexist. The show slips, but the books eschew stereotypes. I think he was asked how does he write so believable women, and he answered that he just writes them as people. Same thing with other cultures, I am guessing.

Also, the dialogue is very clever, the plot twists are great, and he does create characters you care about, till you learn not to. Show does the same thing so far.

Not that I do not get your resentment. There have been times, especially when we lost a character we loved, when I wondered "why are we watching this, again?"

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This would be a scenario worthy of a World of Darkness game!

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King Stannis ... you bastard. :devily:

It doesn't even make sense, honestly, WTF?

I'm done with this.

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I do not read the books but... i honestly wish they will come out soon. Their absence shows -though the Stannis plotline felt quite Martin.

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