The Princess and The Queen, or, The Blacks and The Greens by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Princess and The Queen, or, The Blacks and The Greens is a story published in anthology “Dangerous Women”. This story tells the history of the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons fought for the Iron Throne of Westeros between two rival branches of House Targaryen. Brutal and bloodthirsty, this story detailed what war was like when there were plenty of dragons in Westeros. This was a very enjoyable read. Recommended for anyone who’s interested in the expanded history beyond A Song of Ice and Fire series. View all my reviews
Oberyn as Ryu
The Mountain as Zangief
Petyr Baelish, Master of Coin, as an 80’s stockbroker.
Melisandre, sexy devil, wearing a 90s fetish leather dress
Stannis Baratheon,deer hunter
Davos Seaworth as a veteran, wearing a sweatshirt of Rambo.
Ramsay Snow, our favorite sadistic psycho.
Tormund wearing a kitsch xmas sweater and a funky ski pant.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Hedge Knight takes place about a hundred years prior to the events in A Song of Ice and Fire. This short story recounts the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall who sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in search of fame and glory and the honor of upholding his oath as a knight of the Seven Kingdoms. This novella is short, interesting and a much faster read. It added further depth to the already expansive world of Westeros. Highly recommended novella for every fan of A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
written by David Simon is a non-fiction account about the time he spent with Baltimore police department homicide squad.
For a detective or street police, the only real satisfaction is the work itself; when a cop spends more and more time getting aggravated with the details, he’s finished. The attitude of co-workers, the indifference of superiors, the poor quality of the equipment—all of it pales if you still love the job; all of it matters if you don’t.
David Simon joined the Baltimore Police Department’s homicide unit as a “police intern” in 1988. During that year 234 cases of homicide took place in the city of Baltimore. This book provides a frank, detailed insight into the city’s murders and the homicide detectives who solve them. The character of each detective is portrayed brilliantly as they all have their personalities and flaws and approaches to how an investigation should be run. This book also notes how TV has skewed jurors’ perception of what evidence is required for a guilty verdict. These real-life cases are compelling and heartbreaking and also show how the detectives’ practiced emotional distance from these cases is essential for their ability to function.
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1. The idea for The Hunger Games came to author Suzanne Collins while channel-hopping between coverage of the invasion of Iraq and a reality TV show. The idea began to form in her mind of a narrative which concerned a televised fight to the death. The theme of the series has led critics to draw comparisons with similar works, principally Battle Royale, a 1999 novel by Japanese author Koushun Takami, but the idea of a dystopian future world in which people fight each other as part of a television programme is found in a novel by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman), The Running Man (1982).
2. The author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, was one of the writers on the 1990s teen TV show Clarissa Explains It All. Collins worked in television for many years during the 1990s; her other television writing credits included Clifford’s Puppy…
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