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So while its around 810 pages of story I would say if the text was enlarged it might come to over 1600. So it took me quite a long time to get it done, i'd estimate around 3-4 weeks.
I have it on my ereader, so the font size is adjustable thankfully. Nearly a quarter the way through after only a couple of days. At times work allows me to catch up on my reading, and I was in all weekend, so got quite a bit read.
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Only read translated local versions, so cant comment on text size. But first book was little over 700 pages. Cause im so awfully slow reader, takes atleast a month to read whole book. And still have to re-read first book before series starts next month.

I started thread on movies and tv section so this, thread can be mostly about book.

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When reading this series I find there are two types of characters that I dislike. The first are the characters that I hate but enjoy reading like that bitch Cersei Lannister and her spawn Joffrey Baratheon. But the other type are characters that I dislike reading, mainly Catelyn Tully and Arya Stark, they just don't interest me very much.

I really hope that Cersei dies in the coming books though, and I have a decent idea of who her killer will be.

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There 14 min preview on their website of this series first episode.

http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html/...ones&view=null

Personally im really impressed by their actor choices so far. Production values are high and it really shows through this and earlier previews. Theres slight changes of course to be seen in terms of what happened in the first book but so far its looking good. Important things are there.

Almost finished reading Game of Thrones second time and surely it might challenge LOTR on my list.
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There 14 min preview on their website of this series first episode.

http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html/...ones&view=null

Personally im really impressed by their actor choices so far. Production values are high and it really shows through this and earlier previews. Theres slight changes of course to be seen in terms of what happened in the first book but so far its looking good. Important things are there.

Almost finished reading Game of Thrones second time and surely it might challenge LOTR on my list.
HOLY SHIT! That Other looks awesome!! The wight as well, those blue eyes are cool!

Its nice to see they won't shirk from gore and blood in this, and yet its not over the top like Spartacus: Blood and Sand. But that is an incredible opening scene. My hopes are increasing for this series to not only be a success but to have many more seasons, A Game of Thrones will be fun but it'll need the rest to truly be great. Now I just need to see a preview with Daenerys and Viserys and i'll be satisfied.

Also I find it ironic that Sean Bean, likely the most high profile actor on this show, is the very first important character to die.

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I've been reading a lot more of this series and I wanted to provoke a discussion about a certain topic. But its rather spoilery, in theory at least, so i'll hide it.

My question is simple. Who are Jon Snow's parents?



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Well the series is made by HBO so it will include nudity, realistic violence, good drama, screenplay, acting and directing. No other cable channel in world comes close. Just look at Sopranos, Deadwood, Wire, Rome, Carnivale, OZ etc..
Also made miniseries Band of Brothers and not so good Pacific. So it was almost known fact when it was announced that HBO is behind this, it would be made seriously and to adult audiences. Newest Spartacus series is great entertainment but as for drama it pales compared to HBO Rome.

Not sure about Jon's mother, when fifth book is released it could be finally revealed to us. Just managed finish first book again and going through Clash of Kings now.

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I have watched both of the episodes so far, and really enjoyed them to the extent Im just about to start reading the first book.
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http://grrm.livejournal.com/212603.html

Its official. A Dance with Dragons is finished! The following video serves as more proof and some spoilers, very light and vague though.



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Finally they made it. And i have to wait local translated version since i read them all in my native language. Hopefully getting it before christmas.

Never before have i waited book release so much as this.
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