A review by poigraph
A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin

adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


I read A Game of Thrones based on a recommendation so I finished the whole book because of that as well as the fact that its an easy read despite its length. However, compared to other books in this genre I would rather have spent the time on other books including rereading The Lord of the Rings or Dune again for the umpteenth time. I realize this isn't a popular view and I don't know if my high expectations for it influenced my reading when I should have just enjoyed it for itself.

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