11 Reasons Why I Haven’t Read The Game Of Thrones Books Yet!

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Game Of Thrones.

I have been following the series since the past 1.5 years and I am crazy about it.

I must confess that the last time any series had so much of an impact on me was 15 years ago – and it was the Harry Potter series. But I had read the books first and then saw the movies during my Harry Potter stage. This time, it is completely different. I have NOT read the books of ASOIAFย orย A Song Of Ice And Fire series.

I know, I know. I can see some raised eyebrows there. I do have my reasons though.

  1. I can visualize everything just the way the HBO series has made me visualisze. Lack of imagination makes every line a tad bit lengthy.
  2. The pace. The pace. The series shows time passing in a whiff. But the books…not so much. This forms the base of my next point.
  3. GRRM writes slow. I respect him and I understand it is not easy. However, it doesn’t help my cause. I can’t wait that long. When I start a series, I want to wrap it up soonish. This is not going to happen with ASIOAF.
  4. If I purchase the books – physical books, I need to have the whole set. Buying five books in some edition and then the other two in “I Don’t Know What Happened To Good Cover Designers” is not something I am keen on.
  5. The books and the series have major differences. I don’t want to cringe and get shocks every other day!
  6. Every time I open the book, some or the other work comes up. I mean it. It is jinxed – the book. I have borrowed the first one from a friend.
  7. If I do start reading the book, I bet I will not stop. It happened with Harry Potter. I stayed up all night with a torch and a blanket and completed 3 books in a row for 3 days straight. Eating was out of question as well. But that was student life. Now I have to juggle so many things such as a full-time job and this blog. I rarely have spare time.
  8. I constantly keep comparing GOT to other fantasy series. I have called Ned Stark Boromir for a long long time. Walder Frey will always be Mr. Filch.
  9. I know it in my bones that I will like a character immensely only to find that he/she is dead in the HBO series. (Alive and kicking in the books though)
  10. Because of this guy –ย http://patricksponaugle.com/. He writes some freaking awesome GOT posts and I need no books for it. He is going to write posts on – Defense of Olly. AM EXCITED!
  11. I am not affected by Spoilers so I have read a lot about the series and have at least some kind of knowledge.

Is there a famous book you have not read but want to read it desperately?

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20 thoughts on “11 Reasons Why I Haven’t Read The Game Of Thrones Books Yet!

  1. Suprised ! Thought you should have mastered it ! I too have that kind of book ,the very famous “Lord of the Rings” . Everytime I take the book,it’s jinked as you said . BTW I loved that comparison of Walder Frey, it seemed as though I had known him for ages, and now I find why! Flich !! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. There’s always got to be differences between a long book and a film adaptation, But I’m with you on this: the GOT series is better than the books! I read some of the first GOT book, but really did not enjoy how it was written.
    I’m never going to read War and Peace – just far too long! Maybe one day I’ll read Gone With the Wind, but the movie is so firmly fixed in my mind, I may be disappointed!

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    • Even that works Greg…at least you are in your own world of Westeros. Not the Twisted one. But how are you just reading the book/read the books and patiently waiting for the other two books to release!!

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