I've reserved a few books from the local library. Please rate them, /lit/, and tell me if I've chosen any duds.
-Game of Thrones
-The Seven Basic Plots (Pic related)
-The Once and Future King
Never so much as touched it, neither the show nor the books. You can't blame me for being curious as to what it's all about. It's like not knowing what Harry Potter's all about circa mid 2000s, it drives you crazy.
Game of Thrones is a really boring read. I can't fathom its appeal - it's just not interesting, dull, leaden. And I'm saying this as a fantasy reader. There's so many better books of its kind out there.
Yeah, there's that. I honestly don't care all that much about them and I don't feel they're what the genre is "about", but people seem to like it. Go figure. I'd rather watch Valhalla Rising and the read what, Mieville maybe or Vandermeer or Wolfe. Read it and see for yourself tho, it may just come down to taste.
All duds. If you want some fantastical writing that isn't garbage, I would read some of the following:
- The Magus by John Fowles
- Anything by Gene Wolfe
- maybe a Samuel Delaney novel
- V. by Pynchon
There you go. Some fun fiction that isn't garbage. Enjoy reading some things of consequence.