OK, so I see HBO is going to turn this into a movie, so I went to see what it was about. Checked the forums here and see that a number of people really liked it, so I figured I'd ask around if it was worth my time. I assume I'll watch the series when it hits HBO, we usually watch all the shows that HBO puts out, or at least give them a try.
My question is, is it worth reading? I don't consider myself a fantasy guy when it comes to books, but I did read a ton of Stephen King as a kid, as well as Dean Koontz before I realized how repetative he was, so its not like its a stretch. I like most of Tom Clancy's stuff, or the Dan Brown books, a lot of the early John grisham books. Don't read as much lately w/ a young kid in the house, plus the Reds doing well keeping me occupied once he goes to bed, but once baseball season ends, there will be time. I recently read and loved Three Day road,loved Pillars of the Earth a few years ago, as well as the min-series on Stars, I'm struggling to get thru Infinet jest (which got a lot of praise, but I just can't get into).
So as you can see, i'm kind of all over the place, and if its a good story, I think I'd enjoy it. But I've never been a big fantasy book guy, or at least what I assume a fantasy book would be like. never read the Lord of the Rings, though the movies were ok. As I said, I'm struggling to get thru Infinet jest, about 600ish pages thru the 1000ish page book and am really on trudging thru in hopes of saying it picks up at some point, but would hate to go thru that again. It has a foward by David Eggers, whose semi-true memoir I found very funny and interesting, but despite his praise I just can't get into that monser.
Anyhoo, is that series easy to get into? If its a quick read, not much lost in giving one book a try and if I like it, moving on to the rest.