I read the first Game of Thrones book, which had the unimaginative title of A Game of Thrones, and while I found the characters, the world, and the story very fun, George (J.)R.R. (Tolkien) Martin’s prose was the equivalent of throwing my face into a working belt sander. Needless to say, I haven’t read any of the other books. I have been obsessively watching the HBO show, and if this trailer is any indication, I won’t be headed to the library any time soon.
Was that Jonathan “Mr. Lowry” Price? God, I love this show. If someone has a convincing argument as to why I should read the books as opposed to getting my eyes jammed full of Dinklage, the comments section awaits you.