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  1. wolverine

    MLB 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Mets

    That was beautiful! This lineup can be scary good at times, especially with the raw power of Nelson and Sano when they are on, and Buxton terrorizing the bases (when healthy).
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    MLB 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Mets

    I agree. Greinke has been lights out at times in his career but its a lot. Sure glad the Twins didn't give up any studs for him.
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    Third Quarter 2019 Reading

    Read Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand, Volume 1) by Richard Nell and now reading the second book of the series. I have really enjoyed both books thus far. Some things are a little inexplicable for the characters and beyond belief but I am willing to overlook it because the books have been so much fun and the world has been very interesting.
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    Best historical fiction for HUGE ASOIAF fan...

    I agree. I should continue that series at some point.
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    Top 10

    No Order: Books in series often mush together for me so hard to pick one. Shogun, James Clavell All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque Midnight Tides, Erikson (which is weird since I quit the series about book 9) Use of Weapons, Banks Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck Song of Ice and Fire (no idea which) Saxon Tales, Cornwell (like the show very much too) The Thousandfold Thought or The Darkness that Comes Before, Bakker The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco Heroes Die or Caine Black Knife, Stover The Walking Drum, Louis L'Amour The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas
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    Best historical fiction for HUGE ASOIAF fan...

    I can't really recommend Follett. Very readable but he drives me nuts. Characters seem to do stupid things out of character to advance the plot and try create false suspense. I think I liked the show better.
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    Best historical fiction for HUGE ASOIAF fan...

    Sure. I didn't mean it did not inspire GRRM I just meant the writins/style of the books is very dissimilar. I really don't see Tyrion corresponding to meek, shy, almost a-sexual Claudius though?
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    Best historical fiction for HUGE ASOIAF fan...

    Shogun: Seconded. One of my favorite books. Great ending as well. Wish there were another in this series. Tai-Pan also pretty good from Clavell. Dunnett hard to get into IMO, very dense read, can be very rewarding as well. Masters of Rome seems to fit well. Lover Cornwell's Saxon tales, King Arthur stuff, and even Archer's Tale is alright. I, Claudius is nothing like GRRM so I don't know if you just want recs of books that inspired him or ones also similar to his writing? The Walking Drum for light medieval adventure by Louis L'Amour that has a certain nostalgic spot for me (very entertaining). I can't recommend Iguulden at all...
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    Game of Thrones spin off series ideas

    Until they find out how much money they could make?
  10. Whole last season or two was awful IMO. Slogged through it because it was so fun earlier. Sounding like The Big Bang Theory's path...
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    Popular Book series you’ve tried and failed to get into:

    Malazan: made it through Toll the Hounds (loved some earlier ones like Midnight Tides). On The Great Ordeal by Bakker and plan on reading so not giving up (had too many kids the last 4 years).
  12. Why do you watch if you rate 8 of the 10 episodes a rating of 1? If I hate something that bad I stop watching.
  13. Hmm...I found the episode kinda boring. The king in the north scene seemed ridiculous.
  14. Bolton's army was not by the trees. The other points may work, but have nothing to do with surprise, as you said. I don't know that they think very creatively with their battle tactics. But Wun Wun was horribly utilized. As they pretty much were by the wildlings as well, whom had known/used them for a long time.
  15. How do you surprise someone with a giant? Being a giant doesn't really scream surprise. Also, Jon Snow was never trained in use of giants on the battle field. I too wanted to see Ghost tear Ramsey from his horse. The biggest disappointment on the show for me is the lack of and worthlessness of the direwolves. Shaggy Dog went down off screen?! They could have at least said something like he killed a dozen men capturing Rickon. I believe it was an intentional confusing mess when Jon was almost crushed in the pile. C'mon, rules of travel and logistics don't exist on this show. What do you mean by too predictable? If the shield wall is facing away from you it is a pretty good idea to charge their unprotected rear. My biggest problem was Jon being an idiot yet again. His sister begged him not to do what Ramsey wants him to do, and he is enticed to do just that. Are they trying to make the case that Sansa will be a much better ruler? At the very least it would be nice if Jon could at least be a good commander. I kept hoping he had something up his sleeve, but no, he just charged in a mad rage.