Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin (Book 2006)

So I normally don't start reading a book from the middle of a series, but I figured that I'm already watching the TV show so what the hay. This book starts off from where the show left off last season so that's where I started reading from.

It's actually quite odd to begin reading about characters that you've already grown to know on screen. Book characters are totally different from their TV show counterparts. I guess that goes to show how "acting" in indeed an art form.

The main thing I noticed about GRRM's writing is that he puts in little comments in italics to show what the characters are thinking in their head but never say out loud. I've never seen this done before and it makes for pretty humorous reading. It does show the real, raw intentions of the speakers and that greatly adds to the character development.

The man writes a TON though...I don't know how many pages this book had but it took many a nights to clear this. The adventures of some of the more uninteresting characters were hella boring, but maybe that's because they are just more animated on screen.

I liked the book but is's just so different from the TV show. I have to say that in many instances, the actors really do the book justice such that the book's characters seem dry and less developed vs the TV ones. Usually it's the opposite with TV/movies vs books.
Rating - High