I know it has been a while and it has taken me a LONG time to read this book, but I am finally finished! There are a lot of things that I want to talk about but I can't since it would spoil part of the book. I will probably upload a video later on with spoilery rants about the book though. ;) I'll tell you this for now though:
When I first started reading the book, really slowly, I really liked it. The world of the Seven Kingdoms, and also of the Free Cities. I also found the Wall to be really interesting and always wondered at what was beyond the Wall of the Seven Kingdoms. I have to say that the beginning brought chills down my spine but immediately caught my attention as well!
One of the things I have to say about this book was that during the beginning, the onslaught of introduction of new characters was overwhelming. I remember telling my friend that I didn't even have a strong idea of who was who. However, this problem quickly went away as I read more of the book and the characters began to have their own personalities and shapes.
Let me just say this though, A Game of Thrones is seriously really compact and there are a LOT of things going on. It is told in multiple, no seriously, like 7 different characters' POVs. At times it got a bit difficult to keep up with in my head, but once we were brought back to that same POV, what happened before would slowly come back. There are positives and negatives to the multiple POVs but AGAIN, I can't really talk about that without spoiling things. A little bit of the negative is that sometimes I just didn't feel that connected to the characters, save for 2, and at times I wanted to strangle the person.
On the topic of characters, I feel a strong hate for some of them, a VERY strong hatred, and also love and sympathy for others. At times I felt like ripping the book apart because the character was simply an idiot but my book was ruined enough from constantly being stuffed into my backpack.
This book will be perfect for those who love to delve a lot further into books and really look at everything that is there, but contrary to that, just have everything sort itself out as well. I loved this book for the intensity of all the things happening, but also for all the mysteries waiting to be solved in the next book.