Originally Posted by Hodapp
What I think a lot of people fail to understand is that A Song of Ice and Fire is a dense series of books. It's not an exaggeration at all to say that converting one of the books into a ten episode season is only giving viewers an extreme cliffsnotes-style overview of the universe. However, the grand setup in each of the books creates an environment where shit gets real, and arguably more real than any other fantasy series I've read.
Anyway, if you're even vaguely into the Game of Thrones TV show and you're not actively reading through the books you're basically cheating yourself out of an incredible story and instead are choosing to be baby-birded by HBO producers.
Eli-- I was just trying to figure out which podcast you and Brad were discussing that you were reading this series, and (if memory serves...) Brad was warning you not to go past a certain book he thought was the right one to end with.
Now that its months later, do you recommend the full series (I'm talking books)? I'm thoroughly enjoying the first so far, but really thought i remember Brad putting on the beatdown at some point, and I certainly want to remain on Lord Bradley's good side.