A Game Of Thrones – Book Review #17

I’ve been putting off reading A Game Of Thrones for ages because of the size of it. I didn’t think I’d be able to get through it in one week, but I managed it!

A Game Of Thrones

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

‘When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground’

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men . . . all will play the Game of Thrones.

My Thoughts

I wish I hadn’t watched season one before reading the book because it spoilt it a little for me. However, if I hadn’t watched season one, I might not have wanted to read the books and then I would have missed out on an excellent read.

I’m not usually a fan of long books. The size of a book never used to bother me. I loved Stephen King’s long novels and really enjoyed Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet, but then I started to look for shorter stories. I can’t recall why I started to look at the size of a book before reading it, I just know I started to shy away from them.

I’m really pleased I added this book to my list for my reading challenge this year because I loved it. I made time every day to sit and read and I can’t wait to get on with the next book but I’m having a change of pace for my next book; I’m going to read The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. I fancy a change of genre and a shorter book!

A Game Of Thrones Book Cover by George R.R. Martin

Goodreads 2019 reading challenge - 17 books read


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