I think the series diverges so radically from the books that while I'm certain the series will spoil the books in some way, I feel pretty confident that I will still enjoy the book when (if?
) it comes out.
Speaking of the series and books, what do you guys think of some of the changes made by the series? Do they improve it in your opinion, or nay?
For example, the Hound is pretty different in the series than he is in the books: a much more sympathetic character in the series, and more like the "rough warrior with a heart of gold" than the "drunken violent man who doesn't beat little girls, I guess" (his role in the books.) I kinda like it, because I like the Hound and I think it was cool to have him more sympathetic.
On the other hand, Sansa's marriage to Ramsay Snow and her subsequent **** by him was a pretty large divergence from the books, and I thought it didn't necessarily do or add anything interesting other than reinforcing what we already knew: Ramsay sucks. It also made little sense from the point-of-view of Littlefinger (little sense, littlefinger, hur hur hur), who is creepily obsessed with Sansa due to his infatuation with her mother, and I think he would not give her to another man when his own "loss" of Catelyn seemed such a fundamentally painful part of his own life.
...damn it all, I'm a nerd.
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