January 5th, 2013, 04:42 PM
First Time Reader
After having thoroughly enjoyed the first two seasons of the HBO series, I decided to read The Game of Thrones. I had high expectations because the show is so good. George R.R. Martin exceeded those expectations. For one thing, I was surprised at how closely the show stuck to the book, even using much of the same dialogue. Also, Martin is such a skilled writer. Being a fellow writer, I have a real appreciation with his skill and talent. I can't wait to read the next books in the series.