The joys of Fantasy

Ok, I admit it: sometimes I escape to a pseudo-medieval world with dragons, knights and a witty Dwarf named Tyrion. I know my Calc homework is waiting, I know James Joyce is good for my intellectual development, but sometimes you just want to see a woman beat 1600 other competitors for the right to serve the crown. I like George RR Martin‘s gruesome and painful landscape–because when you’ve seen soldiers act only out of ID for 10 chapters, when one gives your favorite character an extra piece of bread, it is so much more meaningful. I also like his morals: most times mercy leads to a boon, most characters gain maturity as they get older, and if you are really smart in the right ways you can rise in power no matter how you were born. So here’s to another 800 page book!

Read thus far:

A Song of Ice and Fire:
o A Game of Thrones,
Bantam Books, 1996
o A Clash of Kings, Bantam Books, 1999

Now on:
o A Storm of Swords, Bantam Books, 2000

Winter is coming!

Inspirational Quote:

“When the snow falls and white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.” -Eddard Stark

“If I look back, I am lost.” -Daenerys Targaryen

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