10 February, 2011

It's News To Me #3

I have a ton of reviews to catch up on and I will be working hard on those this weekend...as long as everything goes as planned. That and applying/interviewing for internships. I look forward to only one of those.

Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Read 'A Game of Thrones' Before Watching the TV Show: This is a great article and I just have to add, I recommending reading it before, but at least a year before so you forget most of the details and you're only reminded of things. I fully realize my option is no longer in play.

Goodreads: Basic Premise - "Killer Unicorn" books should have Killer Unicorns on the cover. Here's the facetious review and here's the author's commentary. Me likey. :)
Pat Rothfuss Interview by Suvudu: Pat lets us know a little about the extremely long wait time between The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear. Interesting that the first draft he submitted back in the day had things like, . I think we'll all be glad for the wait in the end. :)

2010 Comic Con Patrick Rothfuss Interview from Suvudu on Vimeo.

James S. A. Corey Interview by Orbit: I have to admit, when I first heard about Daniel Abraham collaborating with Ty Franck for Leviathan Wakes, I thought Daniel Abraham was doing all the work with Ty Franck jumping on the boat. Not so, it's definitely a joint effort. Ty Franck had the entire world laid out and let's be honest, Daniel Abraham is an amazing writer. Parts II and III are on Youtube.

And that's the news...at least to me.


Jamie Gibbs said...

I'm going into Game of Thrones with no GRRM under my belt, so it'll be an interesting experience. I'm definitely going to read it once the series is over.

Bryce L. said...

I think that's the way to go. If you read it now, the show would just be ruined I think. You're constantly thinking, well they missed this part and they should have done this. It's just a fact, a movie/show can't put everything in there and even if it could it's a different medium so not everything works.

For me, the show will only serve to highlight my hazy memory from reading it 6 years ago. This worked for the Harry Potter movies (which lots of my friends hated because they read the books just before the movies) and I'm putting it to use here. :)

Sorry, I've thought about this too much that's true.