[DWJ] Game of Thrones

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Thu Apr 28 05:33:41 EDT 2011

I haven't seen the TV version, but I have been enjoying the books 
recently.  The strong Tough Guide-y flavour and massive character 
listings in the back of each book didn't stop me romping through all 
four of them over the course of about six weeks.

One box that is emphatically NOT ticked is the one where everyone is 
either Good or Evil.  Another is Stew.  The author seems to go out of 
his way to nourish his characters on delicious-sounding recipes, to the 
point where people are making them in real life.

Book 1 of the series was published the same year as the Tough Guide, IIRC.

On 28/04/11 07:14, Charlie Butler wrote:
> I was put off by the trailer, which had Sean Bean saying in a very
> portentous voice: "There's a war coming. I don't know who it will be
> against. I don't know what it will be about. But.... it's coming."
> Or words to that effect. It made me splutter into my Ovaltine, anyway.

That line is not in the book, IIRC.

> Charlie
> On 28 April 2011 03:36, rohina<rohinax at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I don't know if any of you are watching this, but I watched episode 1, and
>> the whole thing constantly made me think of DWJ and the Tough Guide. The
>> show manages to tick every cliche box possible.
>> Tell me it's not just me!
>> (Also, if Tough Guide had had a more adult audience, I bet there would have
>> been an entry on sex, Doggy Style)
>> robyn
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