Inside HBO's Game of Thrones

Cogman, Bryan

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Inside HBO's Game of Thrones
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An official companion to the popular cable series offers new insights into its characters and storylines, providing hundreds of set photos, designs, and insider accounts as well as actor and crew interviews that describe memorable moments from the first two seasons.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2011.
ISBN: 1452110107
9781452110103
Characteristics: 192 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm

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Jan 09, 2015
  • amandarobinson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I can definitely understand the popularity of the Game of Thrones series.

The first book in the series, which I'm almost finished reading, is fantastic. It's totally engrossing and has satisfyingly realistic characters. Even Ned Stark, one of the "good guys" in the book, is naive and places almost too much stock on honour. He's blinded by the way he thinks people should be, rather than seeing how they really are. He's a good man but not without his faults.

There are also great story lines, and the world Martin has imagined is so detailed and rich, it seems real.

I was skeptical of the books. I've watched the entire series, and though I like it a lot, the violence and sex/nudity is overwhelming. The book has some violence, yes, but it's not nearly as violent as I expected (at least when comparing to the show). There's not enough violence in the book to turn me off from reading it. I have heard it gets worse as the series goes on, but the first book in the series is not so bad in this regard.

If I'm being nit-picky, the only thing I noticed when reading the book is that, while the writing is very good, Martins sometimes uses the same descriptions or word choice within only a few pages. There's a lot of "she pulled the furs to her chin" and "black as sin" phrases.

Nonetheless, I'm loving the series so far and I can't wait to read more!

Nov 17, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow.
i am NOT a fantasy person...
didn't get into any of that wizards/kings/dragons/magicks etc... stuff, at any time in my life.

there's a lot about wenches and Lords, incest and piercing blue eyes, whores and mead and gluttonous men... lots of the cliches that make me avoid fantasy in the first place.

But this book is amazing. totally absorbing. excellent pacing and plot lines. everything kinda sucks and all the characters are complicated and tormented and conflicted, or filled with foreshadow-y hubris.

and so far it seems to have some strong female characters, which is always nice in a male-dominated genre.

Nov 14, 2014
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed it and will be reading the rest in the series. Didn't think I would like this genre at all so I am pleasantly surprised.

Sep 24, 2014

The sheer intricacy of the plot of this series blows me away. It has everything I want in fantasy - political intrigue, action, prophecy, magic,high stakes and great characters. Read it and become obsessed!

Aug 11, 2014

PLEASE GET MORE COPIES!!! EVEN A DIGITAL VERSION, PLEASE!!

Aug 08, 2014

Ned Stark is the world's worst detective.

However, this is a perennial good read.

Aug 07, 2014
  • nicoleelaine8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the best book I have ever read! It is way better than the HBO TV show by the same name. George R.R. Martin kept me engaged with the story, always wanting to know what was going to happen next. He makes you feel like you are not just a reader, but are a part of the world of Westeros. It is a long read for sure, but it is definitely worth it.

Aug 02, 2014
  • debrahutton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you enjoy carnage at every turn and have some time on your hands, this is the book for you. Although the television program is not always faithful to the book series, this is a must read for those awaiting the upcoming television series return. Don't become too attached to a character, however. Martin has a habit of not playing favorites when it comes to killing off people!

Jul 10, 2014
  • Dwarhelm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the best book ever it has a suprising ending with alot of twisting and sad events. War is arising...

Jul 01, 2014
  • laratis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This series is amazing!
Hodor!!!!!

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Sep 02, 2014
  • dickalan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of fucking coarse language.

Sep 02, 2014
  • dickalan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Super rape(tm).

Sep 02, 2014
  • dickalan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Wyyked awesome violence

Aug 07, 2014
  • nicoleelaine8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: rape, incest, prostitutes

Aug 07, 2014
  • nicoleelaine8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: beheading, bloody violence, war, execution

Feb 01, 2014
  • buffysxmmers rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Incest, rape, sex in general

Feb 01, 2014
  • buffysxmmers rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Torture, Beheading

Feb 01, 2014
  • buffysxmmers rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some f-bombs

Jun 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Torture, War, Spousal Abuse, Execution

Jun 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Incest, Rape

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Jul 10, 2014
  • Dwarhelm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Winter is Coming"

Sep 21, 2012

“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Jun 27, 2012

"Fear cuts deeper than swords." -Syrio Forel

Jun 21, 2012
  • dplaya42k rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Winter is Coming

Apr 19, 2012

"The things I do for love." -Jaime Lannister

Dec 08, 2011
  • Agent878 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die." - Queen Cersei

Sep 22, 2011
  • ArchimedesOtaku rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Winter is Coming!

Jun 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I want to see him fly." - Robert Arryn (A child who is a Lord wanting to throw person off cliff)

Oct 15, 2009
  • dharvie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Winter is coming" - Stark Family Motto.

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Jul 12, 2012
  • Caleb98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the starks find dire wolves the first seen in years.

Jun 06, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

rllllllly goodbook about adventure and action and thriller

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