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Is the song of ice and fire well written and worth the read?

 

Is it better than the TV series?

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Is the song of ice and fire well written and worth the read?

 

Is it better than the TV series?

It's decent writing, and because of the novel format there is far more detail, inner dialogue and back story than the TV series. If you like the series (I haven't watched it), you would probably enjoy the books.

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Interesting subject - is it a good read?

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I only just started it, but it seems very readable and the prologue alone made an interesting case that repercussions of the Boxer Rebellion, and the issues that caused it, are still being felt in international relations to this day.

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I only just started it, but it seems very readable and the prologue alone made an interesting case that repercussions of the Boxer Rebellion, and the issues that caused it, are still being felt in international relations to this day.

Please post an overall opinion when you've finished it - I might be interested in getting my own copy.

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I only just started it, but it seems very readable and the prologue alone made an interesting case that repercussions of the Boxer Rebellion, and the issues that caused it, are still being felt in international relations to this day.

Please post an overall opinion when you've finished it - I might be interested in getting my own copy.


Will do...

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Trepidation! After a lot of humming and hemming and hawing, I have decided to try Maeve Gilmore's conclusion to her husband's 'Gormenghast' trilogy. Well, it was interesting, and worth a re-read sometime soon. She's a good writer, albeit no Mervyn Peake, but she catches some of the feel of the original books to an extent. It won't ruin 'Gormenghast' for fans. I rather liked it.

 

Next up, George Clinton's biography 'Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that Funkin' kinda hard on you?' I'm a few chapters in, and it is interesting and very readable, despite the mess of a title.

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Interesting subject - is it a good read?

PJ - Very interesting read. It was very readable and the story had its dramatic moments. It is a very detailed well researched account of, I believe, a mostly forgotten historical event. However, the story is one that should provide a lesson/warning to the governments of nations that practice an imperialistic philosophy, or an international police force foreign policy. It seemed to me, as I read this book, that I was reading the newspaper.


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A third of the way through this and I understand why it's called a classic!

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PJ - Very interesting read. It was very readable and the story had its dramatic moments. It is a very detailed well researched account of, I believe, a mostly forgotten historical event. However, the story is one that should provide a lesson/warning to the governments of nations that practice an imperialistic philosophy, or an international police force foreign policy. It seemed to me, as I read this book, that I was reading the newspaper.

I had a look, and this isn't yet available on Kindle, but she has written another book about the Boxer Rising which is, so I have gone for that instead.

 

I am currently reading George Clinton's autobiography which, despite the rambling mess of a title, is actually well written, entertaining and very interesting.

 


Edited by PalJoey - 5/22/15 at 4:28am
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