My Game of Thrones Decision
About a Month ago I posted THIS post about my conflict concerning the Game of Thrones books, and the HBO series. I was in a dilemma about whether I keep on reading the books past season three or stick to following right along with the show like I did for season one and two.
It was tough because season three of the HBO show ends a little past the half way mark in the third book.
I book ‘nerded’ out and not only read the rest of the third book but also A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. After some thinking I believe it will be fine that I read the rest of the series out so far and here are a few reasons.
- The books are simply amazing! Tons of characters so much going on and it just sucks you in with all the drama.
- Books four and five take place at essentially the same time, just focus on different characters. I believe the HBO show is following chronologically, so if I didn’t read the books I would be out of order if I tried to read the books along with the show again come season 4 or 5. I would have to have both books out if I followed the show, book four for Jamie or Cersi, and then i would have to page through book five for Daenerys Targaryen or Tyrion, that would be too confusing.
- It is taking George R. R. Martin too long to write the last two books. If I didn’t read them now it could be years before I get to them if I wait a year to read along with each season. At the rate they are going now it is only half a book per season! No way.
- Now I get to read book six right when it comes out! I hate waiting…..
Do you agree? or did I have a good thing going staying in the dark with the HBO series??