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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old June 22nd, 2011, 00:36 Thread Starter
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Game of Thrones - Book 2 discussion only!

Hey guys - well seeing as I saw many say they'll get the books, and prolly some silent readers doing the same i'll make a thread for each of them for you to share your thoughts, admiration, and in general vent\gloat at what you've been reading.

This is thread is about the 2nd book only, so no spoilers here please!

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Tyrion is brilliant!

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No kidding. Tyrion, Bronn & his band of wildmen like Shagga are a great team. More references to feeding their penises to donkeys in the 1st book than TV show though

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Well I've only read a couple of his chapters. But he's too funny.

You know in the first one. Did like Drogo and some of the lesser, but awesome, characters, have their own chapters? Or were they covered in someone else?

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All the Drogo stuff was from the perspective of Dany

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Theres gonna be other prespective though as time goes on.

The 2nd book is really awesome, not like the 3rd but still fantastic.

I also loved Tyrions gang, they were so cool whats going on in the book right now 'who? did you settle in after not readin the 1st book good?

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Yeah, it was pretty seamless from the show really. I'm about 100 pages in. It's Ayra again and she's still on her way to Winterfell. With the bull and those gold cloaks are after them.

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How'd you rate the book compared to the show so far?

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Pretty high. I can't wait to carry on reading it later. I read a lot of books, but not really of the fantasy genre. Never read LOTR or anything like that. I like crime novels and horror stories. But I am enjoying it so far yeah.

I just want to know what happened to those baby dragons!

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So, I'm over half way in now and I must say I am a bit disappointed with the lack of Daenerys. I have only read two small chapters of hers, while I have to read about some schmuck called Theon.

Also, in the first season did we get to see Stannis?

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No we didn't, Dani is more in the 3rd book though - but you'll get her here aswell.

Do you know why Theon is a schmuck yet tho? assuming not by your response.
it only gets better from halfway thorugh onwards

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Ooh, I wonder who will play him.

No, I don't really know who he is. Just that he used to live with the Starks.

Is he in the first season?

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Yea, he's the guy who Rob screamed at for shooting the arrow when those savages hurt Bran etc.

He was taken by Ned Stark at age 10 to keep his father in check after he failed his rebelion... did they star his chapters only midway through the book? anyways it's gonna get interesting with him soon enough, do come by here and share your reaction you'll know what I was talking about

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A Clash of Kings is a great book... great pace, action, character development, depth etc.

i have read a lot of fantasy novels in my time, but A Song of Ice and Fire is the best (granted, it remains unfinished)

Capello beamed: "From Savicevic you came to expect these unthinkable plays of brilliance, because from the position he was in most players would have just taken the ball in stride and gone a little further with it, instead he went for this spectacular attempt which has gone down in history and is shown over and over again. It was simply.... Una cosa da Savicevic [the way of Savicevic]."
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Theon just took Winterfell. What a sniveling worm.

I read loads last night, lots going on. Ayra's is the most exciting at the moment. The Ghost of Harrenhal is awesome. That Jaquen H'ghar dude has just left the keep after he changed into someone else.

I stopped reading on the Dany chapter around the 500 page mark.

I want to read it now but I have stuff to do.

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Yeah I know who he is now. He's played by Lily Allen's brother, Alfie. Ugly little gay.

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Yea I loved those Arya chapters, they were awesome.. thats why the show has nothing on the book - her thoughts makes all the diffrence.

I loved how Theon was hittin' on his sister, shes a cool cat that one.

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Yeah, I think the 2nd book is really where Arya comes into her own as a character. She's easily one of my favourites. though an actual list of a top 5 would be hard to put together, & almost certainly need to be discussed in the book 4 thread

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