ningerbil (ningerbil) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 28- A Game of Thrones

28. Game of Thrones (graphic novel, vol.1) by George R.R. Martin. OK, when I ordered this, I didn't realize it wasn't the exhaustive novel. I was also warned that when I do get the novel, it's something around 700 pages- i.e., only get that one book. That said, how did I like my first foray into this wildly popular series? Let's put it this way: I'd only planned to read a bit of it before bed. Yeah. Next thing I know, it's well past midnight, but I finished it. Wow, what an amazing, detailed story. Looking forward to ordering more. It's tough keeping all the characters straight -- Martin has a pretty big world -- but I imagine with more familiarity it will get easier. I've never seen the HBO series, only stills, but I do like how the artists had their own take with the characters. The illustrations are gorgeous, I'm trying to think of a graphic novel done better. Marvel 1602 MIGHT compare, but that's the only one I can think of. There's just so much detail, both in the characters and backgrounds.

Currently reading: Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs, and Stayin' Alive, by Jefferson Cowie.
Tags: fantasy, graphic novel

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