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Old 05-10-09, 11:18 AM
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As i'm sure others would agree, you're probably better off waiting until he finishes the series (assuming he ever does) because with so much going on in these books you'll lose track of stuff while waiting for the next book to come out. I had stopped partway through book 3 and decided instead of resuming it to just start over from book 1 once all the books are done.
I disagree. Who knows when Martin will actually finish. The books are good enough that I wouldn't want to wait a decade or more to read them just because I might forget stuff. Read them all now, then when the next book comes out, feel free to re-read them.
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Old 05-10-09, 11:40 AM
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Well if you have the time to re-read books then yeah, go for it. The books are so great that re-reading them wouldn't exactly be a chore. But I take quite a while to read through a book because of the limited time I have to do things such as reading. That's why I would rather read a book once and take the time I would spend re-reading something to read something new.

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I've been through the first 3 books 3 times now and Feast 2 times.

I'll probably go through them one more time before Dance is out.
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re: New HBO Series "Game of Thrones" debuting in 2011

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I disagree. Who knows when Martin will actually finish. The books are good enough that I wouldn't want to wait a decade or more to read them just because I might forget stuff. Read them all now, then when the next book comes out, feel free to re-read them.


I generally always re-read a series when a new book comes out. I like the whole story to be fresh. Then again I read pretty fast.
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Old 05-10-09, 08:16 PM
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Tom McCarthy and The Dinklage?

Color me intrigued.
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Old 05-14-09, 07:04 PM
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I do plan on reading the rest of the books. I figure by the time I catch up maybe the next book will be out. A Game of Thrones was an excellent read and had
Spoiler:
a major death
that I honestly didn't expect. The version I have has what I assume is the first chapter of A Clash of Kings. Come to think of it, I'm not sure why I never got the second book.
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Old 07-20-09, 02:13 PM
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Sean Bean is Ned Stark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plus other casting.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090720/film_nm/us_seanbean

Sean Bean ascends to "Game of Thrones"

By Borys Kit and Nellie Andreeva Borys Kit And Nellie Andreeva – Sun Jul 19, 10:24 pm ET

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Sean Bean has nabbed the lead in "Game of Thrones," HBO's adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series.

Tom McCarthy ("The Visitor") is directing.

The books revolves around a battle among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession that ensures survival through a 40-year winter to come.

Bean will play Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, known for his sense of honor and justice, who becomes closest adviser to King Robert (Mark Addy).

Kit Harrington will play Jon Snow, Bean's bastard son, and Harry Lloyd will play Viserys, a powerless ruler who seeks to marry off his sister to a powerful king. Jack Gleeson will play Joffrey, King Robert's son.

Peter Dinklage, who starred for McCarthy in "The Station Agent," also is in the cast for the production, which is in the pilot stage and begins shooting in October in Ireland.

"Thrones" marks the latest fantasy epic-style production for Bean. He recently wrapped shooting on "Percy Jackson & the Olympians," an adaptation of Rick Riordan's children's book. Bean also has "Black Death," a supernatural thriller set during England's first bubonic plague, in postproduction.

(Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters)
This is awesome news. Sean Bean has been my pick for Ned since day one.

Ned Stark:



Tyrion:



Viserys:



Jon Snow:



Joffrey:



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Too small for Robert

and LOL to the fact that

Spoiler:
4 of the 6 characters are dead by Season 3, 3 of them killed in Season 1


I'd like to see who they get for Robb

Same age as Jon, but has to have a COMMANDING presence

oh


and Danyeres PLEASE!

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Boromir!
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Old 07-21-09, 04:25 PM
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Fuck.... Sean Bean is the shit. Been watching his Sharpe movies and theyre awesome! Now I have to get HBO to see this. I hope it airs around Pacific. Kill 2 birds with one stone.

Why is a midget going to be in this? Unless hes a hobbit, dwarf, brownie or Nelwyn, I cant take it seriously.
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Old 07-21-09, 04:29 PM
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BTW

Still waiting for Jamie Lannister
He is a bigger presence than some of those already chosen

And Ravenous
Im assuming you dont know the series

He's the deformed, crippled, runt-ish brother of the queen
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Old 07-22-09, 01:17 AM
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Yeah I'm really anxious to see who they get for Jaime and Cersei as well. Jaime probably being the harder of the two to cast because he's a much more complex character.
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Yeah, I don't get the Robert casting, I like him, but they'll need to be using some trick camera work to make him feel right.
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No one short of Brian Blessed 25 years ago could pull it off without actually being HUGE

Dinkelage is typically a very dour actor
Tyron needs to be constantly fucking around and joking

And Jamie is gonna be tough
A very young, dashing, debonair wiseass who BTW, gives off the impression that he can take your head off in 3 seconds flat if angered
Its gonna take a special actor to be able to pull that off

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Old 07-22-09, 02:31 PM
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No one short of Brian Blessed 25 years ago could pull it off without actually being HUGE

Dinkelage is typically a very dour actor
Tyron needs to be constantly fucking around and joking

And Jamie is gonna be tough
A very young, dashing, debonair wiseass who BTW, gives off the impression that he can take your head off in 3 seconds flat if angered
Its gonna take a special actor to be able to pull that off
Jaime is in his mid 30's I believe.

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Old 07-22-09, 02:46 PM
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I guess so

He was Tarygen's guard at 17 and Robert was king for how long at the start of the series?
Im guessing around 15 years as John Snow was born on the campaign
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And Ravenous
Im assuming you dont know the series

He's the deformed, crippled, runt-ish brother of the queen
Interesting. Yea not familiar with the books at all. I think Dinklage is a really good actor though. My reply earlier was just a poor attempt at humor and a way to spread my nerd "Willow" info
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Jennifer Ehle (Pride & Prejudice) cast as Catelyn Stark



Nice! Someone with a great resume but is still a complete unknown to me. She seems to look the part and has ample bosoms. Wont be afraid of a little nudity.
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Dinkelage is typically a very dour actor
Tyron needs to be constantly fucking around and joking

TyrIon is a pretty cynical jerk in the books. I think Peter Dinklage is a perfect choice.
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Yeah but Tyrion plays the merry fool in public
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I always pictured Joffrey to be in his early teens. The kid they have cast for him seems a bit young.
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Where have you seen a picture of Jack Gleeson thats new enough to tell what he's going to look like in AGOT? Or were you just going by the one I posted because that one is from Batman Begins which is about 5 years old now.

This one is a little more recent but I have no idea how old it is. Plus its just not a very good pic.....


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I always pictured Joffrey to be in his early teens. The kid they have cast for him seems a bit young.
IIRC Joffrey is just hitting puberty just like Sansa in the first book. 12-14 or something like that.
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IIRC Joffrey is just hitting puberty just like Sansa in the first book. 12-14 or something like that.
Yep

I just started reading Thrones again. Joff is 12 but tall for his age. Taller than either Rob or Jon.
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http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com...sters-are.html

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Jaime Lannister




Daenerys Targaryen



Robb Stark



Ser Jorah Mormont


Theon Greyjoy



Arya Stark


Sansa Stark

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