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I wanted to do this for a while. I had some time today. One day I’ll get a good camera and give this thing some real production value.

B”H

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Fiction

I generally don’t read fiction. There simply too much to read and too little time to read it to waste that time on novels, or, so I thought. At the urging of Loren Rosson I have just started reading George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Fire and Ice. Like many, I’ve been mesmerized by the new HBO series inspired by this series of books. The show’s characters are compelling and the world they inhabit is rich; the plot is intriguing and the show’s acting and production are at the highest level of anything you’ll find on television right now.

I already loved the show, but then I learned, from a post on Loren’s blog, that it was based on a series of books. He posted his five favorite scenes from the show yesterday and after I left a comment he urged me to read the books. I said that if I checked them out then I’d do it after the season finale in three weeks. The truth is that I thought I’d probably never read the books since I don’t do fiction. But something about Loren’s enthusiasm and the quality of the show made me change my mind.

I got my hands on a copy of the first volume and I’m a couple of chapters in. Already I can see that the book is even more vivid than anything that can be captured on film (or video or whatever they’re using to record things these days). This shouldn’t be surprising since this is usually the case, but it’s not something I’ve encountered in years since I’ve not read a book that a movie was based on since elementary school. I like how character driven the chapters are. The story is being carried along nicely as I learn more about each individual. I can also say that I think the show has done a great job of translating the characters from page to screen.

But that’s enough for now. Back to reading. I’m sure I’ll have more to say later.

B”H