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A Game of Thrones book club discussion open posted 29 October 2007 in Book ClubA Game of Thrones book club discussion open by Mulliman, Commoner

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The tomboy who learns how to fight
The siblings who are opposites
The unfortunate who has to adapt to life in a foriegn culture
The honest and naive man in politics
The boy who struggles against his the circumstances of his birth
The spymaster
The duplicitous politician
The king in the Henry VIII mold.
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Well, that can go both ways. As well as a story of political intrigue, aSoIaF is also a fairytale or a saga merged with reality. Martin obviously plays with all the clich├ęs of ordinary fantasy and tales:

*The Good King who defeated the Bad King does not rule happily ever after, but turns out to be a drunken sot.

*The Good Queen is a psychopathic bitch.

*Her brother, the Good Knight, has an incestuos relationship with her, as well as being very far from a knightly character.

*The Monster (Tyrion), is the only one with a bit of morality.

*The Good Guy doesnt win in the end (Eddard). view post


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