Game of Thrones Season 5- 4 leaked episodes!!

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    Apr 12, 2015 7:19 AM GMT
    Are you going to watch it? icon_twisted.gif
    I just watched the first episode. I am not sure if I should watch the rest. Otherwise, I would have to wait for another month for the new episode.
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    Apr 12, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    No. I watched seasons 2-3 last year, when they played them all back to back on the HBO Free weekend. (I guess the DVR automatically dumped season 1 because of some maximum episode setting.) That was just enough to figure out who some of the characters were and about half of what was going on.

    I'll wait until I've finished reading all the books before I watch any more. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 12, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
    No doubt I'm in the minority but I couldn't stomach the books. I kind of enjoyed the first book but had this feeling that something wasn't right. The second book I started skimming about halfway through. The third book I stopped as soon as I read the first chapterette about the two guys who went awol from the wall fortress up north. In the books all of his characters only have a single quality, they're pissed off and want revenge. Every character is fueled by anger and that's it.

    Somehow I forgot to read the author's bio in the inside flap or I would have seen that he's a scriptwriter for tv; that should have warned me off.

    But I've always wondered if the stories work out better on the screen, but not enough to rent them.
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    Apr 12, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    He used to write a lot of humorous short stories in the SciFi pulps, back in the 70's. I liked those well enough.
    But yeah, these books do get a bit monotonously dark. I've been reading them on my phone in odd spare moments, but I've taken a few breaks and read two or three other books on the way. I think I'm on about page 4000 of 12,000 icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 12, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    For the alternate world sort of stuff I've enjoyed Ramond Feist and R. A. Salvatore. But not enough to keep them at the top of my reading list.

    Probably my favorite author for that genre is David Gemmell. His Troy series was incredible. Unfortunately he passed away before he finished the last book so his wife finished it; it segues into a hack and slash book where she takes over, but it's not a sharp change. His fantasy books have cheesy covers and may only be available in paperback but don't be put off by that.
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    Apr 13, 2015 4:05 AM GMT
    Well, at the least, the TV show makes me want to take a sailing vacation in Croatia.
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    Apr 13, 2015 8:06 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidWell, at the least, the TV show makes me want to take a sailing vacation in Croatia.

    yeah, I have been planning for so long. But even before GoT, Croatia was on my mind. It's a well known tourist destination around here. Anything cheap, with sun and beach is good enough destination for the most of the people.
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    Apr 13, 2015 6:05 PM GMT
    I find the books a lot of work, so now the TV show has caught up to where I am I'll be giving it a go.

    I've watched the first of the leaks so far, it was great.