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I have read the books twice and it was an ordeal both times. The first time was more for the story and the second time I was more into looking for clues to the unanswered and the unasked question. Got pretty sharp with the material and can still recall it ok. It took me about 10 weeks or so plus I did go back to reread a lot and stop and think about what I had just read.

I know speed reading can devour a lot of ground but what is the use if a year later you end up with a green egg and rotten pork omelet, not a lot of enjoyment in that.
3 times for me .. just because I like the books (some more than others) .. I don't speed read, I savor it like a fine wine .. when it's good, anyway .. and at my age, it's not about the speed, it's about the flavor ..
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3 times for me .. just because I like the books (some more than others) .. I don't speed read, I savor it like a fine wine .. when it's good, anyway .. and at my age, it's not about the speed, it's about the flavor ..
You could not have put it better. Its like a fine dinner in a top tier restaurant, it takes time. Speed reading is a value meal at jack in the box drive through.
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The Watchers on the Wall have revealed some of the casting calls for Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

They didn't post names, but based on some of the descriptions, it is likely we will see Euron Greyjoy, Randyll Tarly, and Septon Meribald, among others.
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The Watchers on the Wall have revealed some of the casting calls for Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

They didn't post names, but based on some of the descriptions, it is likely we will see Euron Greyjoy, Randyll Tarly, and Septon Meribald, among others.
In the comments following the article you posted there sure seemed a lot of love for the Ironborn. I was hoping that the TV series would leave them out, although it seems in Book 6 they plan an important part.
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You read 5,216 pgs in 14 days - thats 372 pgs a day.
Yep. Something like that (it might have been a little longer, but not by much). Once I start reading a book, I find it almost impossible to put it down. (if it's good, that is.) I can read fairly quickly when I'm interested in something. I admit I did skip over a few pages because of the endless exposition. I think some of the very lengthy description he used was unnecessary and boring. Just my opinion. But I really wanted to move on. I mostly did this in the fourth book, with all the stuff about the Iron Islands, Victorian, Euron, etc. I simply didn't care about those characters. I didn't find them at all interesting, and I thought they were the most evil ones in the book, and not in a fun way.
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In the comments following the article you posted there sure seemed a lot of love for the Ironborn. I was hoping that the TV series would leave them out, although it seems in Book 6 they plan an important part.
ack. They were my least favorite characters in the books. Considering the changes they've made to other things, I was also hoping they would be left out.
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You cannot leave out the man, that will sit on the Iron Throne at the end.


P.S.: I just heard that GOT will be over after only sex seasons???!

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P.S.: I just heard that GOT will be over after only sex seasons???!
Do you have a source for that? HBO has only renewed it through Season 6, but that's never indicative of its actual end date. I recall from this year's interviews, B&W have begun softening their stance on no more than 7 seasons...so who knows how long it could run.
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You cannot left out the man, that will sit on the Iron Throne at the end.


P.S.: I just heard that GOT will be over after only sex seasons???!
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Do you have a source for that? HBO has only renewed it through Season 6, but that's never indicative of its actual end date. I recall from this year's interviews, B&W have begun softening their stance on no more than 7 seasons...so who knows how long it could run.

I don't think the sex season happens until season 8. That's why it's taking so long for George E. E. to write.
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The latest interview info that I follow does not really seem to indicate B&W have dramatically changed their original plan .. these quotes are from the last 30 days :


Weiss: The big thing is, this is a show with a beginning, a middle and an end. We know what the end is, and we’re heading toward it now.


Benioff: We’re not sure whether it’s going to end up being, say, 70 or 75 hours — but it can’t be 100 hours. It would start to feel like a bogged-down mess.


"We could go another four years—and we could come up with good stories—but the one thing that really got us excited when we pitched this to HBO was that this isn't just a regular series," he says. "We know what the end is, and we're barreling toward it. So the idea that we're going to try and stretch it out by an extra couple years just because we're all having a good time doing it and people are making money off it just feels like it would be a betrayal."


Benioff reminds onlookers that Game of Thrones was never planned as a traditional series. With Martin's insight, their story had a clear beginning, middle, and end. HBO accepted the approach from the get-go. The show would end when Benioff wanted to end. And since he's prioritizing story, the end is nigh. Winter is finally coming.

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HBO is on record for wanting 10 seasons and the writers say 7 is what they think is right. I highly doubt it will be over after season 6.

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I have a feeling it will go 8 seasons. To finish this entire story in only 2 more seasons seems like it would be extremely rushed - more so if they are going to include some of the unused book 4 plotlines as the recent casting news would indicate.
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I have a feeling it will go 8 seasons. To finish this entire story in only 2 more seasons seems like it would be extremely rushed - more so if they are going to include some of the unused book 4 plotlines as the recent casting news would indicate.

Based on the speed with which this season has progessed, it could be done in 7 seasons .. keeping in mind B&W don't have to wait on GRRM .. I think HBO execs would let it go on as long as people could stand it .. that does not make it right .. I personally don't want my favorite show to end up with lame final seasons done just because of a money grab .. HBO should honor the vision of B&W since they have taken us this far and done a great job with it ..
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Based on the speed with which this season has progessed, it could be done in 7 seasons .. keeping in mind B&W don't have to wait on GRRM .. I think HBO execs would let it go on as long as people could stand it .. that does not make it right .. I personally don't want my favorite show to end up with lame final seasons done just because of a money grab .. HBO should honor the vision of B&W since they have taken us this far and done a great job with it ..
I agree with you. Tyrion meeting Daenerys may be two books from now for all we know. They are really cutting through the chaff and getting to the main story which is something we would all like GRRMartin to do. Having Daenerys sit in Meereen for so long (as in the books) is almost intolerable.
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I'll tell you when the show is done, 5 minutes after we find out who Jon Snow's parents are. That could be next week or sometime in the upcoming boring twenty's
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