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Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons Paperback – June 19, 2012
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"Beyond the Wall offers bracing takes on the ingrained sexism, brutal violence, and expectations for female characters in Westeros, while reminding readers that critical thinking is key . . . If you feel like some more insight into this crew of flawed, feral, fascinating characters will inform your [Game of Thrones] Season Three viewing, read onand good luck putting it down."
"A stunning array of talented creators and critics have been gathered into this scintillating essay collection of analysis/reactions to the world created by George R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire, and Game of Thrones."
The Midwest Book Review
"The essays are fascinating and insightful, thoughtful and thought-provoking, and as a whole the collection presents the complexity, depth and richness of Martin’s creation . . . Highly recommended."
"A must-have for any A Song of Ice and Fire diehard . . . Whether you be Stark or Lannister, Dornish or Dothraki, Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is one book you can trust to feed your Thrones addiction until winter finally arrives."
"If anything, this book itself proves that the series has turned academicians on their heads. Geeks, we are finally being legitimized . . . Anyone who is a fan of [A Song of Ice and Fire] should absolutely own this book."
"A great read for anyone who loves the books."
"Beyond the Wall leav[es] you with plenty of food for thought but also leav[es] you thirsting for more. It's a great temporary antidote to the long wait Game of Thrones fans are undergoing, both for the third season and for the sixth book in the series."
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Ahh, the spoilers. I call spoilers "look forward to's." The fact that this book IS spoilers is a definite plus for me. Why be read such a book series and not peek?
I REALLY love (formerly like) this book. I couldn't do without it. I recommend. Five stars (*****).
Three chapters are must-reads: Petyr Baelish and the Mask of Sanity by Matt Staggs; A Different Kind of Other: The Role of Freaks and Outcasts by Brent Hartinger; Power and Feminism in Westeros by Caroline Spector.
Two of my favorites are:
Game of Thrones Season One Essays
Game of Thrones Season Two Essays Illustrated Edition
by Pearson Moore, in paper or Kindle.
While there is a plethora of material online, a lot of it isn’t structured or supported by research which was what I was looking for….something a little more organized.
This novel had a broad selection of essays about A Song of Ice and Fire and Westeros. Some were interesting and thought provoking while others left me wanting.
Some of the essays I could have done without were Adapting A Game of Thrones as a Graphic Novel and Collecting Ice and Fire in the Age of Nook and Kindle.
What was unclear to me was if this collections of essays was meant to be more academic driven or more personal opinion and speculation. Some of the essays had supporting evidence from outside sources while others were more conjecture or the only support evidence were from the text alone.
At the end of the day I tried not to be too hard on the essayists and took what I was reading at face value.
Some of my favorite essays were Of Direwolves and Gods, A Sword Without a Hilt, and Power and Feminism in Westeros. I was hoping for more essays on these topics…..magic and feminism.
I had hoped the essays would be longer with more support evidence from the texts however, I think that could easily gotten out of hand and exceptionally long. So all in all I though the length of the essays were appropriate–long enough to present and support thesis statements but not so long as to put the reader to sleep.
If you haven’t read the books I would highly recommend that you avoid this until you do as it contains spoilers and lots of material that could ruin the series if you haven’t read it before.
I think my biggest issue with this book, was I wanted more essays! I wanted to read more about what academics or professionals in the genre thought about the series and theories they might have.
See my full review here: [...]
Tom Feagin, Readfield, Maine