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July 29, 2010

Essential Reading: George R.R. Martin's 'A Game of Thrones'

Article by Kate Jones

Okay, so I just started reading a fantasy series by George R.R. Martin called A Song of Ice and Fire. For this, I would like to thank CCD reader, Owen Masiello, to whom I now owe my first born child, though I was thinking we could just make some sort of marriage pact between our kids someday in AGOT fashion. Anyway, totally and completely amazing! The first book, “A Game of Thrones,” was so completely awesome that I started reading “A Clash of Kings” immediately after finishing book 1. They are pretty long, and because of stupid work and blogging (you can’t see my pouty face, people, but I promise you, it is there) its taking me a little longer to get through them then my usual speed reading session. Regardless, I think all of you should pick these up. If the sheer awesomeness of these tomes isn’t reason enough, Mike D. informed me that A Game of Thrones is being made into an HBO series that will air in 2011! Also, it looks like production will cost LOTS of money, a la Rome, meaning it should be visually stunning. I imagine Braveheart like scenery and lots and lots of castles!

Still not convinced? How about one of the stars being Sean Bean, or Boromir from The Fellowship of the Ring and numerous other Sci-Fi/ Fantasy movies. He will be playing Lord Eddard Stark. Another star, Peter Dinklage, played the “angry little elf” in Will Ferrell’s Elf and will now be playing, The Imp, Tyrion Lannister.

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