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Old 08-15-2016, 08:11 PM
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I was given "Defending Jacob" and "All the Light We Cannot See."

Read the first (very good) -- not the second yet.

Instead I'm interjecting "The Wild Blue" about the young kids who flew the B-24's during WWII. Really interesting so far.
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Thin skin?

Good grief.
Both are excellent reads.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:29 PM
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I was given "Defending Jacob" and "All the Light We Cannot See."

Read the first (very good) -- not the second yet.

Instead I'm interjecting "The Wild Blue" about the young kids who flew the B-24's during WWII. Really interesting so far.
defending jacob is on my radar now. i'll check it
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:50 PM
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Can't wait for the entire GoT series to show up tomorrow. Don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't seen the show but the truth about Jon Snow is

I've heard the shows to zero justice to how good the books are so if that's truly the case, the books shall be amazing
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Can't wait for the entire GoT series to show up tomorrow. Don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't seen the show but the truth about Jon Snow is

I've heard the shows to zero justice to how good the books are so if that's truly the case, the books shall be amazing
I haven't read the books, but friends who have read them state that there are many changes: missing characters, events, merged storylines... The show veers away from the books to a greater degree in the later seasons and parts of the 6th season are ahead of the books.

Haven't heard them say the show does zero justice to the books. There are complaints, but more than a few have said Benioff amd Weiss have done a fine job adapting Martins work into a solid TV series.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:59 AM
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I haven't read the books, but friends who have read them state that there are many changes: missing characters, events, merged storylines... The show veers away from the books to a greater degree in the later seasons and parts of the 6th season are ahead of the books.

Haven't heard them say the show does zero justice to the books. There are complaints, but more than a few have said Benioff amd Weiss have done a fine job adapting Martins work into a solid TV series.
Read an interesting fact somewhere, I'll try and find it. When Beioff and Weiss were asking for the rights to the books to create the show, half way through the pitch they were asked who Jon Snows mother was. If they got it right, the rights were theirs. If they got it wrong, they did not get the approval for the show.

Luckily for all us fans, they got the answer right
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how are the GoT books compared to the show? what's ur preference?
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I'll let you know soon. I just finished the series on TV and will now start the books.

The final 3 episodes in season 6 were 3 of the finest television shows I've ever seen in my life
Sorry I never got back to this.

Like with most things the books are definitely better than the shows. The level of granularity that he writes with is amazing. I appreciate that you can't tell what is organic and what is architecture in his stories, so you're always second guessing where a characters arc is going and if there is a greater plan.

And while I would generally recommend the books bc they are very good, my only caution would be that you need to be committed bc they are long. Each season is roughly equivalent to one book in the series... Meaning 10 hours of show time is made up of +/- 1000 pages of book material.
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I've been on an investing/tech binge lately, here are a few that I've really liked:

- Flash Boys (or anything from Michael Lewis really)
- The Second Machine Age
- Rise of the Robots
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Sorry I never got back to this.

Like with most things the books are definitely better than the shows. The level of granularity that he writes with is amazing. I appreciate that you can't tell what is organic and what is architecture in his stories, so you're always second guessing where a characters arc is going and if there is a greater plan.

And while I would generally recommend the books bc they are very good, my only caution would be that you need to be committed bc they are long. Each season is roughly equivalent to one book in the series... Meaning 10 hours of show time is made up of +/- 1000 pages of book material.
Thanks for the feedback

I travel a lot for a living so lots of time on a plane. That's where I get most of my reading time in so I am 100% committed
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Thanks for the feedback

I travel a lot for a living so lots of time on a plane. That's where I get most of my reading time in so I am 100% committed
If you have the time then I definitely recommend it. The books are just so much deeper than the show.
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