Thursday, June 23, 2011
Started watching "A Game of Thrones" on HBO and, as is my wont, researched the author of the books on which it is sourced, one George R.R. Martin". Turns out there are 4 books in print, another due in July, and his fans want him to finish the series with two more. He's more than a little annoyed by their clamoring, knowing he's "old and fat", but he's working on it. Anyhow, the books are long and complex, with hundreds of characters and medeival fantasy terminology, but ultimately a character-driven tale, quickly addicting. Oh, and there are dragons, too, but not in the beginning. They are all on BOMC2, where you can buy hardbound copies for $12.95, no shipping costs...a great site for other books as well.