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Unread 07-29-2011, 08:23 AM   #126
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You take what you can get generally, older hardcovers likely need to be orderred in special for you as they don't bother stocking them. Hardcover are easier to handle, have bigger print and don't make your hands into claws however. I like Trade paperback personally.

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Unread 07-29-2011, 08:55 AM   #127
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You take what you can get generally, older hardcovers likely need to be orderred in special for you as they don't bother stocking them. Hardcover are easier to handle, have bigger print and don't make your hands into claws however. I like Trade paperback personally.
I don't mind ordering, did the same with the hitchhikers guide to galaxy bundle I'm the kind of person that reads them at home, so I don't need the advantages of pocket-sizes etc., I like being able to put them on the shelf and admire a good looking hardcover

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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:27 AM   #128
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Unread 07-29-2011, 11:50 AM   #129
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So stop complaining about being broke then
I was just defending myself against the ones who told me that i needed to buy the previous ones first

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Unread 07-29-2011, 12:34 PM   #130
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I bought the first 4 books, as a neat little box set kinda thing, (yes, paperback) and they're really nice. Good quality as well. And i paid only 25€

But yes, i will byu Dance Of Dragons as a hardcover. And it will cost as much as all the 4 books in the box.

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Unread 07-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #131
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^ True. But also, hardcovers are likely to last longer. Just saying.

Anyway, this is a pointless argument.

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Unread 07-29-2011, 04:42 PM   #133
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Hardcovers are harder to read on the toilet. Paperback wins for can-readability.

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^ They're also easier to take with you if you travel somewhere.

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Unread 07-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #135
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Almost done with "Clash Of Kings" ...And it's been awesome. I've loved every word. I have the last 150 pages left. I believe i'll finish it tomorrow, and start with "Storm of Swords" soon...

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Reading Storm Of Swords right now. And it's awesome. These books are some of the best fantasy i've ever read. Im extremely happy that i still have (after SoS) two left

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Just finished A Storm Of Swords. The revelation at the end.

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Soooo, I bougth aDwD yesterday, without having read the other ones first.
You are going to be sooooooooooooooooooo lost. Plus, the way Martin kills off main characters, you'll have missed getting to know heaps of important folks.
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Reading Storm Of Swords right now. And it's awesome. These books are some of the best fantasy i've ever read. Im extremely happy that i still have (after SoS) two left
Make that four; there will be a total of 7 books at this point. Though if Martin takes as long to write the last two as he did this one....
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Unread 08-02-2011, 07:39 PM   #140
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Make that four; there will be a total of 7 books at this point. Though if Martin takes as long to write the last two as he did this one....
He's only 62 (though he looks much older), so I think he's got plenty of time to finish the series properly.

I sort of think that aDwD was intentionally delayed until after the first season of the HBO series wrapped. Wait until it's popularity soars, then only release it in hardback so you can charge $15 more (bastards ).

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He's only 62 (though he looks much older), so I think he's got plenty of time to finish the series properly.

I sort of think that aDwD was intentionally delayed until after the first season of the HBO series wrapped. Wait until it's popularity soars, then only release it in hardback so you can charge $15 more (bastards ).
Well, not that GRRM is sick or anything (that my limited scope is aware of), but RJ died fairly early in life; hopefully we don't lose another fiction "mogul" like that...I don't think there's anyone that could step into Martin's shoes to finish the series, no matter how many notes he left. (My comment was more of a joke about how long we'd have to wait for the next few, not an implication he'd perish before finishing...)

I'd tend to agree with you, but I thought it was supposed to be done and released over three years ago. Seems a long time to wait just to bolster sales, especially if the book was done early; means they had that money maker just sitting there...NOT earning the publisher/GRRM anything...
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Unread 08-03-2011, 11:41 AM   #142
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Yeah, A Dance With Dragons was supposed to be released less than a year after A Feast For Crows. GRRM's personal letter in the back of A Feast For Crows says so. Unfortunately GRRM wasn't particularly satisfied with his original manuscripts so he scrapped them and started fresh, which is why it took so much longer.

Judging by the reviews, it sounds like he made the right call.

I haven't had nearly as much time to read lately, so I still haven't been able to finish A Feast For Crows, despite having purchased A Dance With Dragons on release day.

So far, though, I can't to understand people's complaints about A Feast For Crows. Sure, it sprawls a bit and there's not nearly as much action, but it's the characters that really make these books great, and A Feast For Crows really gives insight into the minds of many characters. Even reading about Cersei's machinations from her own perspective has proven quite interesting.



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I'm so preordering one of these.

Robert’s Warhammer Prototype Pictures Ľ Valyrian Steel - Swords from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”

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My girlfriend got my the first 4 books for our 1 year anniversary.

I'm about half way through Storm of Swords. They just keep getting better and better.
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Why did you have to show me this website exists? I want Ice so bad. Could I really justify $270 for a sword?

Side note; Valyrian Steel would be an sick band name.

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Why did you have to show me this website exists? I want Ice so bad. Could I really justify $270 for a sword?

Side note; Valyrian Steel would be an sick band name.
Not worth it, the blades are made of stainless steel which is useless in swords.

EDIT: the Damascus Longclaw one would have been could because it was made out of 1060 high carbon steel, but they're not making it anymore, the idiots

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You mean they're not real Valyrian steel? I feel like I've been hoodwinked!!!
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Given that they're strictly ornamental, it probably doesn't matter that they aren't made out of weapon's grade steel.

$270 is a pretty good price for officially licensed GOT replicas, I mean I know people who have paid way more for ornamental weapons that aren't half as cool.
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Given that they're strictly ornamental, it probably doesn't matter that they aren't made out of weapon's grade steel.

$270 is a pretty good price for officially licensed GOT replicas, I mean I know people who have paid way more for ornamental weapons that aren't half as cool.
The damascus one isn't an ornemental, sharpened it would have been a formidable weapon and for 600$ it was a bargain, the same type of sword in the same type of metal usually goes for 1200$ easily (Darksword Armory's Damascus Anduril springs to mind here).

Also, why buy a sword if not to use it? it's just a huge lump of metal taking wall mounted guitar places

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The damascus one isn't an ornemental, sharpened it would have been a formidable weapon and for 600$ it was a bargain, the same type of sword in the same type of metal usually goes for 1200$ easily (Darksword Armory's Damascus Anduril springs to mind here).

Also, why buy a sword if not to use it? it's just a huge lump of metal taking wall mounted guitar places
Because what the hell would I use a sword for other than to look cool hanging on my wall?
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