The Clox Box

because random rocks.

Not like, dirty porn, for the most part. I'm talking about George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, the first doorstopper in a series of seven thick fucking tomes. I've just started reading this 800+ page thing. I've been ignoring it for a while since I'm trying to rock my way through Tolkien's Silmarillion and needed no distractions but man, JRR wasn't kidding when he said the Sil wasn't meant for people to read. That shit is bananas. Mind you, I've only done LOTR twice, so maybe I'll be more open once I give that trilogy another few rounds.

A Game of Thrones is great. It's long, and the subsequent books in the series are just as long, but it's good. It's interesting and intriguing and easy to read. The first 600 pages just flew by in a flurry of snow and incest and direwolves. Definitely a fantasy series for adults, what with all the blood and broken bones and hellacious treatment of the poor Stark kiddies.

And guess what? HBO is making the whole fucking thing - unfinished books and all - into a miniseries. As Dr. Steve Brule might implore you, check it out:

Ironically, George R. R. Martin wrote a science fiction diet book a few decades ago. He doesn't seem to be following it anymore and has even picked up a fat man hat. I can see why a lot of his readers are worried he's going to die before he finishes the series. Put down the cheesesteak, Georgey, and get to writing or maybe go for a walk instead. I know it's a tough life sitting on that million dollar ass.

I digress. HBO likely won't cut any of the icky parts, such as a royal family with a legacy of brother/sister inbreeding to keep a pure line. Strangely, most of these inbred decendents seem to be fertile and for the most part, clear of mind. No Preacher-style cyclops or enfeebled piss-on-everything kids. Weird. Maybe we get into that later.

Also, Sean Bean the Wife Beater as Ned Stark, fuck yeah! I'm not saying I'm in favour of domestic violence, but I'd let Sean Bean smack me around if he wanted. No divorce, no cops, just smack it.

Right, I can't wait to watch this series on HBO, and do not have high hopes for the author completing it but I've still got like, four more books to read. No complaints here. What novels have you been enjoying lately?

29 Response for the "Totally Adult Fantasy."

  1. I love the game of thrones so hard.
    I just wish the author would hurry up and finish the series! It is really hard to wait years in between releases!

  2. Hell yes this is gonna be sweet

  3. Lol, sounds like i'll wait for the miniseries then.

  4. I never have time to read anymore. D:

  5. This is going to be amazing, can't wait.

  6. Good to know. Too bad I don't have the time to read the long series of books.

  7. uhh ok

  8. this is one of my more favorite blog posts from you :)

  9. wow gonna be cool


  11. holy crap 800 pages?! id never finish that

  12. bloody old man lol

  13. Sold! I definitely need to check out this series

  14. i'll check out the HBO show for sure, those folks never miss.

  15. HBO shows are standard of television.

  16. I recently read Ray Bradbury's "The Illustrated Man" collection, but all it did was make me laugh at his anachronistic choice of "serious" topics (because we're all totally going to die in a nuclear war, guys! duck and cover!) "Game of Thrones" sounds like something more up my alley. Also, HBO has a hard time fucking anything up, so I'm optimistic about the show.

  17. who doesn't have totally adult fantasies?

  18. I think we can all agree HBO does quality work, so I'm looking forward to this creation you speak of.

  19. Some friends of mine know a lot of this, so I guess I should read a little bit more.

    Nice day :)

  20. I went on that science fiction diet... for 15 days i ate nothing but arthur c clarke novels... at the end of it, i shit our a whole new original arthur c clarke novel... plus i lost 3 lbs...

  21. Miniseries from HBO are always awesome, this should be great!

  22. Following with JRRT's intention, I sometimes wish I never bothered to read The Silmarillion myself, to be honest.

  23. I've never heard of this series. I'm a bit behind on my lit, though.

    I recently read through The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the same dude who wrote No Country For Old Men. It's a damned good book. He's a writer worth looking into.

    Also read Robot Dreams, an Asimov collection of short stories.

  24. Can't wait... it's gonna be so good :D

  25. i was expecting dirty lol nah i love this series, boosts up my science fiction knowledge

  26. Hmm.. I wonder if the series will be any good.


    Can't wait for the HBO show. Fuck yeah

  28. sounds like a good read

  29. when I get time, I'll check this out. It seems like an interesting series.

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