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‘All men are fools if truth be told,…’
30 August 2019
I came late to reading this series. I’d intended waiting until Mr Martin concluded the series before I started to read it, but I’m not sure that I’ll live quite that long. A friend of mine persuaded me to check out the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ (based on the novels) and I quickly became hooked. So, having watched the first seven series of ‘Game of Thrones’, I started to read the novels.
‘Steel and Snow’ moves more slowly than the first two books in the series, but that’s okay by me. I was happy to spend more time with some of the secondary characters, happy to get more of a sense the political machinations.
Is there any point in reading the novels after watching the series? For me, yes. Reading the novels enables me to fill in some of the gaps, to imagine (not just watch) what is happening.