July 30th, 2015

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10 Books to Read in 2015: Song of Ice and Fire, Book One: A Game of Thrones

Once upon a time, Robert Jordan's A Wheel of Time drew me in and then drowned me in the bog of its over-serious men, caricatured women and soap-opera fantasy plotting. After I gave up on it, I backed off sword-and-sorcery for years, and when friends mentioned A Song of Ice and Fire, I politely declined to read it. Especially when they said it had interesting “politics,” which might be my least favorite thing to read about.

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