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Is There Anything On The Show That You Think Is Better Than The Books?

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On 3/13/2017 at 6:18 AM, Prof. Cecily said:

The Golden Compass has steampunk elements, but probably isn't not pure steampunk. As I said, your mileage may vary.

Blood oranges? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_orange

 

Oranges in the Godfather saga?

http://www.destinationhollywood.com/movies/godfather/feature_oranges.shtml

https://thisruthlessworld.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/what-does-this-movie-mean-the-godfathers-oranges/

And sometimes, an orange is just an orange

http://entertainment.time.com/2012/03/15/the-anniversary-you-cant-refuse-40-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-godfather/slide/whats-with-all-the-oranges/

http://www.jgeoff.com/godfather/oranges.html

 

Ah, another thing I liked better in the series was

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the treatment of the pigeon pie King Joffrey hacks open in the Purple Wedding.I thought the shot to the bloodied carcasses of the birds that didn't survive their liberation to be powerful. In the book, Tyrion's musings about his likelihood of being shit upon are amusing, yes. 

Off to read threads on the treatment of  food in the books and the series!

 

Good stuff.

If you like treatments of food, ASOIAF is definitely the place for you.

GRRM devotes more time to what people are eating or thinking about eating than any other author I've ever read.

HAR!!!

(Having said that, I love his work, of course, and my memory is that he's said a key to good writing is addressing all five senses, so it makes sense that he spends time on "taste")

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On 3/22/2017 at 8:36 PM, Cron said:

Good stuff.

If you like treatments of food, ASOIAF is definitely the place for you.

GRRM devotes more time to what people are eating or thinking about eating than any other author I've ever read.

HAR!!!

(Having said that, I love his work, of course, and my memory is that he's said a key to good writing is addressing all five senses, so it makes sense that he spends time on "taste")

Oh, yes. 

I love menus and dishes served in the books.

Lots and lots of healthy salads. Rather unexpected in medieval cookery, but most appealing.

And yes, engaging the five senses makes for great reading!

 

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