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  •  I think the books (and the show)... (8+ / 0-)

    ....leave out the worst sins of genre fiction, which is what I think turns off most people about fantasy novels. In less well written fantasy novels, the magic and the mystical beasts are the story, rather than the characters and the plot. Whereas, with a Song of Ice and Fire, it's a book series with an engrossing plot, political intrigue and drama, fascinating, multifaceted characters, etc that just happens to be a in a fantasy setting. And Martin sort of slowly introduces elements of magic in his book, rather than making them the main point.

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