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  • scott
    Apr 24, 2012
      As it happens I'm reading them also: just into book 4. All I'll say is there's a reason he has such a large cast of characters.

      (Sir QotM)

      From: Jack <jack@...>
      To: Tolkien Discussions <TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 1:07 PM
      Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Book Review [1 Attachment]

      I've been reading A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

      by George R.R. Martin

      I thought you might be interested in my review:

      "The Tudors go to Middle Earth. Book One of A Tale of Ice and Fire, a nine
      volume fantasy saga (of which four remain to be written), it describes the
      twisting alliances of the noble houses of Westeros, and their foes, human
      and inhuman. It's a fantasy world, apparently a big hit on Cable TV in the
      US, although not available over here except as pirate downloads from dodgy
      operators in the Balkans.

      Not all the books in the saga have been published yet, but I'm hooked
      already, and just bought Book 2...

      Martin views the world through the eyes of each of his characters in turn so
      there are no heroes, no villains. Something of a soap opera - it is a long,
      complex tale that could be history, but for the occasional dragon to remind
      you that you are not in Kansas any more.

      It isn't Tolkien, but then what is these days? "


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