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Ranking the Books in A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire is one of my favorite book series. I know this isn’t a particularly novel opinion; with the explosive popularity of HBO’s Game of Thrones, everyone and their aunts are giving George RR Martin’s epic saga a read and discovering how rich, complicated, and satisfying the series is. While my previous look…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #11 A Song of Ice and Fire

I could probably write a whole series about things that I like more in theory than I do in practice in the pop culture world. A few examples: Sara Bareilles, Fountains of Wayne, Hoosiers, the Elder Scrolls series, and Pandora. But the #1 entry on that list might be fantasy books. It’s crazy for me…

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Recaps

Hey all. Like last year, I’ll be covering all of this season of Game of Thrones for our friends over at Character Grades. The recap of last night’s opener, “Two Swords,” is live, and you can check in every Monday morning for ~1500 words on the previous night’s episode. “Two Swords” indicates that this season…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #48 Game of Thrones

The first thing I can credit Game of Thrones for is inspiring me to read the monumental A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. (More on that later.) The second thing I can credit the show for is being an excellent, admirable adaptation. It hews closely to the books, but not…