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    A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Ampoliros » 12 Jul 2011 13:44

    Thought I'd start this thread for those of us reading through Book 5.

    I just finished the prologue and damn, that was one amazing piece of fantasy literature just by itself. I can't wait to hear what the rest of you think of the new book.

    Its amazing what GRRM can do with the smallest of characters. I'd put him at the top of my list to continue the Dune series, but I don't want to pull him away from ASOIAF!
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Mandy » 12 Jul 2011 14:37

    My copy probably won't arrive until sometime next week. I've read several rave reviews, and I can't wait till it gets here!

    (I'll be avoiding this thread until I catch up)
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Ampoliros » 12 Jul 2011 15:22

    Yeah we might want to institute a SPOILER ban for a few days/weeks until people have finished it.

    Needless to say, the prologue removed any fear that Martin might have lost some of his talent in the years between the books.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Tleszer » 12 Jul 2011 16:58

    Hopefully I'll get my copy next week. I haven't had a chance to reread the first four, so it'll take me some time before even getting to this one.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby SadisticCynic » 12 Jul 2011 19:03

    I have it coming in the post, but I also have to read A Feast for Crows so I guess I'll be back when I finish both. :)
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Mandy » 12 Jul 2011 19:14

    I just got the shipping confirmation email from B&N. My book is in New Jersey, maybe it'll be here by Friday! :)
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Jul 2011 19:26

    First off, don't forget to put a spoilers tag in the subject line of this thread, you should be able to still edit it.

    I hope to go grab a copy sometime this week, I read fast so I should be able to catch up with the discussion I hope.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Robspierre » 12 Jul 2011 20:25

    I'm a little over 100 pages in. Yep, Martin is firing on all cylinders.

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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Spicelon » 13 Jul 2011 12:08

    It's weird reading on an e-reader. Not because reading on an e-reader is weird, but because I can't tell you how many pages I'm into it I am.

    But I can tell you I'm at 4%. :)

    I've finished the Prologue and Tyrion 1 and I'm now on Danaerys 1. And yes, Martin is definitely ON. The Prologue was fabulous, and Tyrion! Oh my little man is back! And this time without gold to save his ass. Oh this is going to be good!!
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Ampoliros » 13 Jul 2011 12:45

    I was surprised by Tyrion's mood until I remembered what a dark time this is for him. I'm going to have to go back and read the end of Storm of Swords again to recap the conversation with his father.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Jul 2011 13:35

    I'm expecting big things in this book, I think the last one went a little sideways on Martin and repairing it/making sure it finishes strong is why this one took so bloody long.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Spicelon » 13 Jul 2011 13:41

    Mandy wrote:I just got the shipping confirmation email from B&N. My book is in New Jersey, maybe it'll be here by Friday! :)


    I just want to reiterate how much I love your perky boobs. It has been a while since I did them justice. :D
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion

    Postby Mandy » 13 Jul 2011 14:24

    Spicelon wrote:
    Mandy wrote:I just got the shipping confirmation email from B&N. My book is in New Jersey, maybe it'll be here by Friday! :)


    I just want to reiterate how much I love your perky boobs. It has been a while since I did them justice. :D


    lol, I always wonder what the hell.. then I remember Six.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Robspierre » 13 Jul 2011 14:43

    I'm on page 687.

    All I will say is...HOLY FUCKING SHIT! :clap:

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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Robspierre » 13 Jul 2011 20:15

    I just finished. Wow. Just...wow :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Ampoliros » 13 Jul 2011 22:10

    Sometimes I wish I could read that fast, sometimes not. I get to savor it over a few more days!
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Robspierre » 15 Jul 2011 21:23

    "The North Remembers!"

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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Robspierre » 15 Jul 2011 22:46

    From GRRM's live journal:
    On the road... just arrived in Indianapolis. I have a signing tomorrow at the B&N in Carmel. Hope to meet some of you there.

    This is the first chance I've had to sit down at a computer since leaving home. The tour has been a blur. We started out in Baltimore, where I signed thousands of copies of DANCE at the Random House warehouse. Those copies will be going to bookstoress all over the country. Maybe one near you. Then on to Boston and NYC.

    The Boston signing, at the B&N in Burlington, drew 1500 fans. I also signed several hundred extras copies for them, so if you missed the event, you still may be able to find an autographed copy there. Also signed a mess o' copies at Harvard Books in Cambridge.

    In between Boston and NYC, we made a brief stop at New Haven, where I sampled Frank Pepe's famous pizza (excellent) and signed some stock for Yale Books and Atticus Books.

    Then it was on to NYC, and the signing at Union Square last night. The B&B folks estimate that we drew 1800 people to that one, and the ache in my shoulder confirms it. An amazing night. Everyone seemed to have a good time, though. SIgned plenty of stock at that one too, some of which will remain at Union Suare, some of which will go to the B&N on 5th Avenue, so NYC should be awash in autographed copies for a few days.

    And yesterday morning we learned that DANCE had the highest first day sales totals of any work of fiction released this year. Not just SF and fantasy, but all categories of fiction.

    The reviews have been amazing as well.

    And then, cherry on the sundae, the Emmy nominations came out. Thirteen nominations for GAME OF THRONES, including the coveted Best Dramatic Series nomination, the "Big One." (Which no one thought we'd get).

    It's been quite a ride. When I flew to Indy this morning, I didn't even need a plane!


    The first two signings, 1500 and 1800 people.

    Gee Kev, how many come to see you and get a book signed?

    OOOO look what I found!
    http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Katie-Price-set-for-world-record-book-signing-attempt/blog/4106247/7691.html
    British model Katie Price is aiming to set a new world record for the largest ever book signing session.

    Katie, also known as Jordan, will need to beat a record set by former world chess champion Anatoli Karpov who signed 1,951 copies of his book during an eight-hour sitting in 2006.


    and from the Guinness site:
    The most books signed by one author in a single session is 1,951 by the ex-World Champion in chess Anatoli Karpov (Russia) who signed "El Camino de una Voluntad" by David Llada and Anatoli Karpov on 21 October 2006 during the Third Mexico City Chess Festival in Mexico.


    Poor Kevvy, his record was broken.....

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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Mandy » 16 Jul 2011 13:20

    He'd need L. Ron to come back from the dead to get another big signing.

    I do not understand what's taking so long... I'm gonna kick the mailman's ass! :P
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Jul 2011 15:57

    I'm going to try to find a copy today, the bass player in the band I'm recording right now was very dissapointed in me for not having started it yet, he's about 400 pages in and he says it's off the wall good, he said: "hurry up you asshole, I need someone to talk to about the crazy fucking shit that's happening!". :D
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Ampoliros » 19 Jul 2011 00:07

    Effin sucks that I was in NYC one day after his NYC signing. Sigh.

    Only 300 pages in, just means I have 600 more to enjoy!
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 19 Jul 2011 04:06

    Somewhat off-topic, but GRRM has announced that he will release a collection of the first four Dunk and Egg stories.

    I've read the first two, with the third around here somewhere ...

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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby SadisticCynic » 19 Jul 2011 11:54

    Small thing, but I've always pronounced Arya as Ar-Ya, before I noticed Martin was letting Y = I. So now I'm pronouncing it Aria, which is more musical ( 8) ) and pleasing to the ear.

    (Took me until AFFC to notice this by the way... :doh: )
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 19 Jul 2011 12:32

    Hunchback Jack wrote:Somewhat off-topic, but GRRM has announced that he will release a collection of the first four Dunk and Egg stories.


    I had thought there were only three of those stories out so far. Cool.
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    Re: A Dance with Dragons Discussion [No Spoilers!...Yet]

    Postby Robspierre » 19 Jul 2011 12:45

    JustSomeGuy wrote:
    Hunchback Jack wrote:Somewhat off-topic, but GRRM has announced that he will release a collection of the first four Dunk and Egg stories.


    I had thought there were only three of those stories out so far. Cool.



    The fourth was published in The Warriors anthology.

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