Four Reasons to Read the Books Before Watching HBO's Game of Thrones
by Aaron Feldman
I'm writing this article on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011. A Dance with Dragons, the newest novel in George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, has just been released. It's sitting on my bed right now, and I'm really tempted to simply stop typing and treat myself to a few chapters.
Many of you may be familiar with the series, whether through the novels or the more recent HBO television adaptation Game of Thrones. While I know a lot of people who have read and love the books, many of my