Break Out The Book! (Preview of Clash Of Kings review podcasts)

So I’ve looked over the structure of the book and decided two things.

First and foremost – I will not discourage discussion of any revelations that may spoil the TV series. I do of course realize that you listeners that might just want to watch the show without book spoilers might not want to download, and I would encourage that as well. I’m looking at this as a separate entity, and I’ve done my best to keep book spoilers out of the TV show discussion, but this IS a BOOK discussion – so all bets off – for 10 weeks. The series of book reviews will have a big disclaimer at the beginning of each episode in case you accidentally download something that might spoil your TV watch, so please head those warnings.

Second, we will cover the book A Clash of Kings only – this is book two of Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series and I had read Game Of Thrones (book 1) during last year’s hiatus. The review of ACoK will take place over 10 weeks, starting with the first release date of July 5th, and will be released as follows:

July 5th, 2012 – Prologue through Jon I
July 12th, 2012 – Catelyn I through Arya IV
July 19th, 2012 – Tyrion III through Bran III
July 26th, 2012 – Catelyn II through Bran IV
August 2nd, 2012 – Tyrion VII through Bran V
August 9th, 2012 – Tyrion VIII through Davos II
August 16th, 2012 – Jon V through Tyrion XI
August 23rd, 2012 – Theon IV through Theon V
August 30th, 2012 – Sansa V through Daenerys V
September 6th, 2012 – Arya X through End

I will occasionally be recording with guests and we will do that live at the fan call-in show page at talkshoe on Monday evenings at 9pm EDT. Feel free to come to the chat, but please know that we will not be fielding calls except from expected guests.

We will not be taking 3 words, or Brothel-mates descriptions/nominations, but I would however love your feedback on any or all sections of the book as we review them. Please submit your feedback any section of the book you wish to discuss by no later than the Tuesday of the week that the particular section will be released on to ensure it gets into the podcast. You can contact the podcast with that feedback in multiple ways:

Listener Line: 314-669-1840
Tweet: @WinterfellPod

I hope that those of you who are going to embrace the book A Clash of Kings along with me will enjoy the casts.

Also if you would like to participate as a guest – please e-mail me to make arrangements (two are lined up already).


NOTE: Matt will re-release each book review episode with spoilers edited out later on each week for TV viewers who don’t wish to read the books.


2 thoughts on “Break Out The Book! (Preview of Clash Of Kings review podcasts)

  1. Bubba here, with a simple plan for those who want to read “A Clash of Kings” but not have anything spoiled for the 3rd season of the HBO tv show “Game of Thrones”. In the book, you’ll meet some characters who will pop up in Season 3, but if you want to avoid character/plot twists, here’s my guide:

    1. You can read the first Bran chapter in “A Clash of Kings”, but after that, don’t read any other Bran chapters.

    2. You can read the first 3 Theon chapters, but after his chapter on the Stony Shore, don’t read anymore Theon chapters

    3. Don’t read the last Daenerys chapter (after the House of the Undying adventure)

  2. I remember really taking a shine to Master Cressen in the prologue. Sometimes when memorable book characters only get a few moments on screen I really have to feel sorry for the nonbook readers. Cressen is just an old guy who protests abandoning the Seven and then dies within the first minutes of the season. I am also hoping you kick around some of the dreams and prophesies from Patchface, Melissandre, Jojen, and what Dany sees in the House of the Undying. I agree with you that Halfhand scenes were too rushed – I think you will prefer that whole storyline as told in the books.

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