Ep-78 A Game of Thrones (1996 Novel) chapters 0-16

With the worldwide sensation of a TV series returning soon for its final season, there’s no better time to go back to the source and discuss George R. R. Martin’s A GAME OF THRONES. Often called the “American Tolkien” Martin is one of the most influential fantasy writers of modern time, and his work has greatly affected both Luke & James’ lives. They begin by diving into GRRM’s biography before reliving the early chapters of the novel that started the phenomenon. 

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for the first 7 seasons of the Game of Thrones HBO television series as well as the five currently released novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

GRRM Bio Discussion Ends: 30:53

Topics include: Ink to Film’s special connection to Game of Thrones, Martin’s feelings about Stan Lee, the first Hugo Loser’s Party, the story seed for the series, the subversion of reader expectations, the Stark family motto’s meaning, the expert use of prophecy, the conflation of the book & TV series especially concerning Daenerys & Khal Drogo, Tyrion Lannister & Jon Snow’s relationship, Ned’s secret about R+L=J & what it has done to his marriage, Jaime & Cersei’s dastardly deeds, Joffrey being a sh*t, Sandor Glegane the nihilist, the new Robert Baratheon, and Luke & James get emotional talking about the dire wolf Lady’s fate at Ned Stark’s hand. 

Join the guys next week when they dive into the HBO series by Dan Weiss and David Benioff starring Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Lena Heady, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and so many more!

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Music: Rameses B

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Ep-74 Silver Linings Playbook (2008 novel)


Matthew Quick’s debut novel hit big, launching a career many aspiring writers can only dream of. His romantic drama highlights important issues of mental health, how to live with it, and how it effects all our lives. Pat Peoples is an engaging character and his unusual relationship with Tiffany plays out in a surprising and engaging tale that earns its “heartwarming” description by the end.

Spoilers begin: 22:18

Topics Include: Ink to Film housekeeping, Pat Peoples similarities to AMERICAN PSYCHO’s Patrick Bateman, the Nikki question, the lies people tell to protect people, side character’s different mental illnesses, the role of the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles has to the narrative, Tiffany and the Manic-Pixie Dream Girl trope, similarities to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and end with a discussion on the value of depressing fiction in literature.

Join us next week for the Silver Linings Playbook film starring Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper!

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Music Credit: Ross Bugden

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