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on July 7, 2016
This review is primarily to give a feedback on the sizes of leather bound and paperback printed books. I initially bought leather bound books. They were really pretty and paper quality was very good. But the down side is they are really small books. So I got the paperback edition books. These books are bigger than leather bound and easy to read. So it totally depends on the customer what size book you would like to buy. I attached a photo to compare. Hope this helps
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on June 22, 2015
What could be said about Game of Thrones, the first of George R.R. Martin's epic series, that hasn't been said a million times? It's absolutely brilliant. Going into these books (I read them after the show began but before I'd seen the show...), I enjoyed my share of sci-fi/fantasy along the lines of Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer... fairly light-hearted stuff (in comparison, at least) that always felt grounded in the same world I live in. The one genre I really disliked was "Middle Ages Fantasy" as I called it. Lord of the Rings, for instance, while the films were visually appealing, was not my cup of tea... too detached from reality. So when I first saw articles and clips from the HBO Game of Thrones series, I thought it looked like the one type of fantasy series that I would never enjoy. I held out for a looong time, until 3 different friends of mine with similar tastes in books/shows/films promised me that, while they too disliked this sub-genre of fantasty, this series was different, and I HAD to read the books or start the show. Grudgingly, I picked up the first book, figuring that I'd push myself half-way through it and let me friends know I tried and they were totally wrong.

Of course they weren't wrong.

What George R.R. Martin has done here defies genre, period. It doesn't matter if you're like me and don't care for this sub-genre of fantasy... it doesn't matter if your like my spouse, and don't like fantasy at all. If you enjoy brilliant, incredibly-developed, thought-provoking stories... those with a strongly developed cast of characters who blissfully lack being "good vs. evil" and instead all display their shades of grey, good traits, evil traits, unique traits, all sorts of traits... then this book is for you. Buy it. Open it up. Start reading. You won't regret it.
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on October 27, 2015
Extremely pleased with this leather edition. Absolutely stunning. Ten times more gorgeous in person.
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on June 11, 2016
First off I fell in love with this show on HBO. The characters, the story, the drama so I knew I would eventually get the books. When I found out there was a collectible leather edition I was extra excited. And then when I got a gift card for $25 I knew I would get this set immediately.

However, the reviews scared me off. I was afraid the books would be "too small" to read, or "pages would be missing", or even have a "funny smell" to them. All these things I've read in previous reviews. All of which, for my taste at least, has not been a problem. I was under the impression it would be the "size of a pocket bible" and the pages were so thin u could see through them like bible paper. Not the case for me.

The set arrived 4 days early and to my surprise they were really heavy, good quality, smaller books. Not nearly as small as my pocket bible. All of my pages are here (from what I can tell) and although I doubt the quality of the "leather" it still feel great in hand and is just stunning to look at. Also the lettering is perfect for reading, sure it's not your normal size but it is still a big enough size that I don't even need my glasses to read it. The colors are gorgeous and it looks great on my book shelf.

I've included pictures to show its beauty and also compare the size to an actual pocket bible and its paper.

If your a Game Of Thrones fan like I am and u like collectibles this is a product for you. I hope the pictures and this review can help someone take these reviews just as a mere opinion and make the decision for themselves.

Now let me start reading!
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on September 18, 2015
To be clear, I'm not writing a review of a plot. I love the books and I was happy when I got them.

However, my issue is with the books themselves. When I got to the second book I noticed that approximately 70 pages are missing. I can't tell if this is the case for the rest of the books, but I'm certainly dissatisfied with the product.
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on May 11, 2017
Are you tired of fantasy stories being all fluffy and hard to believe? Would you like to know about the people in a fantasy story just as much as you would the lore? This is the series for you! There is a reason the show is so popular. This series is not just your typical fantasy series with dragons and giants. This story is almost a historical record. Everything that happens in here is believable in the sense of war strategy, ambitions of politicians and war-leaders, and of course that very important lesson in life: horrible things happen to the best of people. You can't just be righteous. You have to learn how to play the game. I love that the story is just as much about the people as the dragons/walkers/giants/etc. You get inside the minds of the characters, even the bad ones, and learn about what makes them do the things they do. A word of caution, however: if you don't like depressing things to happen to good people, then this series is not for you. (But you probably knew that from watching the show, right?) Sometimes I finish watching the show feeling depressed that the good guys just can't catch a break. But that's life and history. No fluffiness here. Just a super-believable fantasy-story that draws a great deal from actual history.
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on September 29, 2016
The books are great.

The manufacturing is garbage.
The first book I opened had about 15 unattached pages, because the binding was so terrible.
I stashed those pages and thought to myself, I should reglue that at some point...
Then I went about my life.

I'm really glad I've already read these books, because I had the book in my back seat while driving one day, and decided I should put the windows down. About 20 more pages flew out, and I lost 5 or so out the window.

Pay a few bucks more and get a QUALITY set of these books.
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on September 25, 2015
came in a week earlier than expected and in very good condition ! the books are magnificent and the bookcase is really cool! :)
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on January 17, 2018
George R. R. Martin’s dark and unpredictable masterpiece is a must-read. Written in a style that deliberately highlights the moral ambiguity, distinctiveness, and complexity of the central characters, it is almost impossible to anticipate the direction the story is heading. This novel will appeal to people who are not traditional fantasy fans, as magical elements are deliberately kept to a bare minimum, with most of the focus on Renaissance-esque Machiavellian political machinations in two fictional continents based on medieval England and the ancient Eurasian Steppe, respectively. With that said, the book has a surprisingly emotional tone, with most of the main characters struggling with internal conflict and social rejection. There is a large amount of violence, sexual content, strong language, and disturbing themes like incest and rape; so it is not advisable for anyone other than adults and mature teens.
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on August 13, 2016
Awesome book. The characters are so complex and believable. The story is fascinating and exciting. I love the FEEL of the book. It does move at a bit of a slow pace, but this is important for character development. I like being inside the main character's heads and getting a feel for how they view certain situations. Excellent.
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