Tuesday, 7 June 2011
The Game of Genres
But for the most part I keep away from the genre - all those funny names, magical swords and drunken dwarves just don't do it for me, and after reading so much Terry Pratchett I'll never again be able to take fantasy fiction seriously. And before anyone says anything I didn't list Pratchett amongst those fantasy writers above because...well, he's in a genre of his own, one that features quite enough druken dwarves (dwarfs) for my liking.
So as I've said I'm not much of a fantasy reader - However the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones has been so bloody good that yesterday I rushed out and bought the tie-in Game of Thrones paperback.
Davieboy praising the books also helped.
I did consider the Kindle version, but for some reason it costs a pound more than the new TV tie-in paperback. And so it's back to the old days of lugging weighty paperbacks around with me, as I enter this strange fictional world and hope for an experience as good as the excellent TV series.
Expect a review from a mostly non fantasy reading Archive soon.