Amph A Song of Ice and Fire: Spoilers Allowed Discussion Thread (now with ADWD spoilers)

Discussion in 'Community' started by MarcusP2, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    How many pages do you think she will survive in ADWD?

    We should start a death pool. People who think she'll live can gt*o; they're no fun.
  2. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I think the more interesting question is what happens to the political leadership of the Seven Kingdoms. There won't be any, if things continue down their present course. On the other hand, staging a raid to rescue either (or both) queens would seem to set off a major conflict with the newly-militarized religious order. There aren't any more great generals on any side to make for a decisive confrontation, nor is anyone's fighting force in good condition. It seems were headed for another bout of civil war?
  3. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Waiting for the new book to arrive in my Kindle. I've never pre-ordered a new book before. Is there a certain time it arrives, like midnight, or anytime tomorrow?
  4. Coruscant Chosen One

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    I read that the e-books are available at midnight. I'll probably have the physical book in my own hands around 9:15am tomorrow. 22 hours...

    As for character deaths, I predict Tyrion. It would be just like Martin to kill him off before he meets Daenerys.
  5. G-FETT Chosen One

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    Blimey Rolands back!:eek:
  6. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Shhh... I've been in the witness protection program for the past three years and only recently ventured out of my hut.
  7. G-FETT Chosen One

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  8. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    Pretty sure we're heading for Dany's attempt.
  9. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    So. Apparently the mailroom has my copy now. I would ordinarily run down to get it, but as I don't plan on starting until Saturday, I'm in no rush.
  10. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Oh, just go and get it. :p
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Why? I'm not going to read the hardcopy anyway, I'll be reading the kindle version. I still have 100 pages of AFFC and 80 pages of Mystery Knight to get through first.

    But I guess I could post a picture of it and taunt you, or something. Perhaps that's worth braving the summer heat for. ;p
  12. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    If my copy appeared suddenly on my Kindle, then I'd be posting the whole thing line by line for everyone to read.












    One.




    Word.


    At.



    A.



    Time.
  13. Coruscant Chosen One

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  14. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    You people are probably just going to rush through it, aren't you? I don't understand. We've waited years for this, why finish it off so quickly?

    The only thing that would make me want to hurry is that I'm sure I'd want to discuss what happened, and I guess that's probably not safe until I've finished.
  15. Coruscant Chosen One

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    I don't know about rushing. That seems like such a bad word. But I am going to read it ravenously, with an extreme degree of enthusiasm. However, I will be stopping after each chapter to post my impressions here, where I think the story is going, what I think of new and developing characters, etc... I suppose I want a record of my thoughts during the first read, before I know how the book ends.
  16. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I have never considered pacing consciously before. I just read it as I enjoy it. If, on a particular free weekend afternoon, that means stealing several hours to read, and the narrative keeps me satisfied that long, I'll do it without hesitation. If that means a mere 10 pages before I set the book down to go do something else, I'll do that too. I don't understand how either the "go slow" or the "rush" camp really have any relevance to my enjoyment.
  17. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Actually getting it the 14th.
  18. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Coruscant: Hm. I would be interested to hear peoples' thoughts as they go along. Do you think you could post the page number as you went along?

    i.e. something like: (page 352) [highlight starts here]eddard, blah blah blah comments here[/highlight]

    I'd definitely want to hear what people thought about chapters I've already read.

    Wocky: Well, sure. I mean, I'll be on a long plane flight. I'll certainly spend a lot of that reading. But in the back of my mind, I'll be wanting to spread things out a little so I might find other things to do as well. I don't know how else to explain it. If I have other things to do, I'll do those first. Otherwise I'll finish way too quickly. My first time through ASOS, I think I finished it in two nights--even though it was monstrous. Of course, I also skipped Jon's chapters. :p
  19. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    I waited a sum total of 16 years from my first entry into Stephen King's Dark Tower stories until he finally reached the the seventh and (not quite) final book in 2003. This was with gaps between each book that could last years!

    When I finally picked up my copy of the Dark Tower, I kind of didn't want to read it. I didn't want to get to the end and know that it was all finally over. The many ends and deaths within the novel were painful ordeals as I said goodbye to people I'd known long after my last high school friend disappeared. When I finished I found myself satisfied, yet feeling a little lost. I didn't know where to put my energies into next.

    With this series, I have been lucky to come in very late in the game. I read the first four novels one after the other, finally finishing just about two weeks ago. The wait hasn't been so painful. I guess the good part is that we're not quite done as there are more books on the way. Right?
  20. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    People who think she'll live can gt*o; they're no fun.

    So you think Tommen and Myrcella are going to die in ADWD? Because we know Maggy the Frog ain't lying.

    I'm kind of annoyed that Amazon hasn't shipped my copy yet. I don't know why, since I'm only 200 pages into re-reading AFFC.

    Amazing.
  21. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Am I the first to acquire my hard copy? It's satisfyingly heavy.
  22. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    I pre-ordered the Kindle version as well - can't wait for it to appear at midnight PST. :D :D :D

    And I'll probably be one of those people 'rushing' through it too, if only because I am incapable of reading slowly to save my life. I'll likely end up rereading it a few times, which is good too.
  23. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    This is true.
  24. Dingo Chosen One

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    Eh, I've got my electronic copy which suits me fine for now.
  25. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    My little boy was up this morning at 2 AM to play. I picked up my Kindle and was happy to find A Dance with Dragons all loaded and ready to go. :D
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