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

adventurous challenging slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


3.5 ⭐️

I liked the story, it was the reason I read it. The way the show follows the books is really impressive, most of the scenes followed the books verbatim. It is probably one of the best book to screen adaptations out there (I am ignoring the last season). The characters were well rounded and each one was their own person. Each of the POVs were enjoyable and provided a new side to the story. But the writing wasn't for me. Everything that didn't matter was overexplained and made the story feel like it was dragging on. I also understand that it is a high fantasy, but the descriptions of the women gave me the icks. Too much of women written by men for me. If the writing was different and the descriptions of everything were better, then it would have been a better read and rated higher. But at least I finished it! Ignore how long it took me please, I'm begging.

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