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Game of Thrones does denouemonts really well

We’re coming up to the last episode of this season of Game of Thrones, and we know it’ll have some stunning twist or much-talked-about moment. But we also know that it won’t be nearly as intense as this week’s episode. We know that in some ways it’ll mostly be a wrap-up. Loose ends will be tied […]

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Television does a really good job with stories where nothing really happens

The problem with the most recent books in the Game of Thrones series is, more or less, the problem with the most recent season of the show: nothing really happens. Sure, people move around a lot, but there is very little going on in the way of events. Even large pitched battles and changes in […]

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This season I’m liking the Game of Thrones TV show ALOT more than I liked the books

(light spoilers for the latest episode lie ahead) I read A Song Of Ice And Fire when I was in high school (i.e. before it hit the mainstream, you posers =) and as such I think I’m allowed to say that I think the TV show is better. In fact, I already did say it, a few […]

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All of George R. R. Martin’s child characters are off by about three years

I am still making my slow, but steady, way through Ulysses. But a splitting headache impelled me to take the afternoon off and read The Hedge Knight, which is the first of the prequel novellas George R. R. Martin wrote for the world that inspired the Game of Thrones TV show. This is probably one of my favorite-ever […]

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Scattered thoughts on the second season of Game of Thrones

So, when I watched the first season of Game of Thrones last year, it somehow wasn’t particularly compelling to me. Since I read the books, I already knew what was going to happen, and I wasn’t particularly interested in watching it played out onscreen. I finished the first season, but I didn’t rave about it. […]

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