A Game of Thrones: Initial Thoughts
Today, I shall not talk about the crap that’s going on in my life. Instead. Today, I shall talk about that awesome new HBO show, Game of Thrones.
I wasn’t completely enamored after the first episode, I have to admit. But now that I’ve seen several, I’m hooked. You did it, Mr. Martin. You snagged my attention so much so that I went out and got the paperback. I’m reading the first book, which is aptly named A Game of Thrones. It’s really a well-done epic fantasy and I’m really pleased that it follows the show so closely.
Reading it, I realized something. THIS is the kind of story I want to tell. An epic, sweeping fantasy that pulls the reader in so deep they never want to emerge. That’s how I feel when I read it. I’m actually in Winterfell and King’s Landing. I’m there with Catelyn and Eddard and cheering for Bran to walk again. I’m just over 100 pages in, but I can already tell I need to hurry up and see what happens and then get book 2. 🙂
One of my old high school pals shared this with me on my wall, so I’m going to share it with you here. It’s the theme music from the show and it’s really, really awesome. I love it. In fact, it gives me chills. It makes me want to rush to my computer and start hammering away at the keys, writing that big, epic, sweeping fantasy.