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  •  My daughter tells me this (1+ / 0-)
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    No Exit

    Because I was turned off by the first couple episodes, too. I think I'd rather read the books if I'm going to get into it at all.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:41:45 PM PDT

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    •  Read the books (10+ / 0-)

      But one caveat: if you think the shows are gory, you may not appreciate the books sometimes. GRRM doesn't write them watered down.

      That said, I read all the books that are out and have re-read them, though not since the shows started, and then I got Charles to read them all, too, between season one and season two. I had a hell of a hard time not saying anything except "never trust a Lannister" until after he'd read them himself.

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      Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

      by Kitsap River on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:57:41 PM PDT

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      •  I'm really not afraid of gore (1+ / 0-)
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        written or on film, in fact I'm an action movie junky. I think I will read them. Elebenty billion people can't be all wrong :)

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 08:16:22 PM PDT

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        •  It's not the gore so much as the damage (4+ / 0-)

          There are scenes in the books - and readers, you know one of them I'm thinking of - where I could barely stand to read - if there were a way to read while hiding my eyes, as I  would do in a scary movie, I would have done it.  George is not kind to his characters - and the damage is very disturbing to contemplate.  Which I guess means pretty good writing.

          •  I was hooked on them (0+ / 0-)

            long ago, when he actually started the series...:)  I reread them each time a new one came out--and then I stopped because I swear, I've read that one scene as many times as I can bear in one lifetime.  If he ever finishes, maybe I'll read them one last time--but I don't know if I'm strong enough.

            I think "if there were a way to read while hiding my eyes" describes that scene perfectly.

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            by kmoore61 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:37:51 AM PDT

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          •  Are you referring to the wedding? (0+ / 0-)

            I don't get mad. I get stabby!" - Fat Tony D'Amico

            by sizzzzlerz on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:11:03 AM PDT

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      •  Ha! "Never Trust A Lannister" (4+ / 0-)

        Has become a well used phrase around our house.

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        by Tchrldy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 03:45:31 AM PDT

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    •  I second "just read'em" (1+ / 0-)
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      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 08:00:32 PM PDT

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