I read Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin over the summer. It took most of the summer, as it’s a really long book. I must have liked it because I have all the sequels except for the newest one waiting in my To-Be-Read pile. So, yes, it was a good read.
Martin’s characters are rich and alive. He has me rooting for almost all of them. Since there’s conflict among many of the characters, that’s an interesting accomplishment. I’m curious to know more about the white zombie things, too (even though I hate zombies).
Game of Thrones is a complex world, with great drama and a lot of interesting characters. My type of story since I enjoy complicated. Despite the swords and dragons and all, this fantasy comes off as fresh and original.
I know it’s an HBO show, too, but I haven’t seen it yet. I will when it comes out on DVD.
Some other interesting reads lately, ebooks:
Tempest Child by Laura Eno. The world of the Crossroads was so much like being lost in Wonderland with Alice. It was inventive and creative, capturing my imagination. This story was an enjoyable way to end each day. Available from Amazon for 99 cents.
A Dead Gods Wrath by Rusty Webb. Starts off as an interesting Western with some great atmosphere and descends into the Twilight Zone. Original and fascinating novelette by an exciting new author. Available from Amazon for 99 cents.
Hunting the Five by Maria Violante. I haven’t finished this demon hunt story yet, but so far I’m finding edgy, entertaining and very creative. Available from Amazon for 99 cents.
How about you? Read any good books lately?