Photo from Game of Thronesx
I read the first book back in 2010. At the time, I was taking Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel, and she recommended it as having examples of the perfect scene. My initial reaction was “Not enough plot,” which made the story very slow moving for me.
There were also so many different storylines going on that it was difficult to stay in involved. Just as I’m into one storyline, it vanishes for many pages, and by the time it comes back, I’ve forgotten what interested me.
So it ended up being a book that got a “Meh,” and I didn’t read any more books in the series.
However, my local cable channel offered a freebee week, which included the first two seasons of Game of Thrones, so I tuned into see what I thought. Again, I had about the same reaction, “Meh.” I did like Daenerys storyline (which was the one I was interested in while reading the book), but there was too little of it too far apart to stay involved. I did not like all the nudity, which I’ve heard has been a controversial issue (I think the nudity would bother me less if the men weren’t always fully dressed while the women were nude).
Is anyone else not enthralled by Game of Thrones?