Game of Thrones – Book to Screen

ned stark


In the wake of the stunning events of the Purple Wedding in Game of Thrones’ so far stunning fourth season, I thought it would be the right time to share some thoughts on how the books are translating to the screen.

I like most have been intrigued to invest in the Game of Thrones series of books after watching the HBO series.

At this time I have only finished the first book which I found very similiar in the structure to the series, but taking away the dramatics of Ned Stark’s death in the penultimate episode of the series.

I am told A Clash Of Kings follows the same pattern with the series adhering well to its source material. It is with the third book A Storm of Swords that the books and the series will differ with many plotlines occuring earlier in the book, but saved until later in the series.

Thus the Red Wedding and the Purple Wedding are a lot closer in the book.

What we can all agree in though is that the series has been excellent and set a new precedent in storytelling and literally made the term ‘event television’ its own.

And long may it continue, well until them dragons reach King’s Landing that is.



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