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

adventurous dark emotional hopeful mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


The author is skilled in writing but is also too detailed. Listening to the audiobook, each chapter is 30+ minutes long, which is why there are so many content warnings listed. Some parts are very slow, some are fast paced. Some are tense, and some are relaxing. Overall a good read but needs paused often for a mental break from all the detail and heavy topics. 

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