Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire - James Lowder

I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!


*Insert Game of Thrones Intro*


WARNING: This book expects you to have actually read the books, if you're following the HBO series, stay clear from this book because you will find spoilers the size of the Wall!


In preparation for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, I thought this book would be very interesting. And as it goes with collections of - in this case - thoughts about certain aspects of A Song of Ice and Fire, some were very interesting, some were not.


I find it somewhat ironic that there is a piece on superstition and how people always want to find a reason why things happen, and at moment when reading this book I felt that people were indeed trying to find reasons for what happens in the books, when sometimes I think they just happen. It's a book after all, things can happen just because the author wanted it. This doesn't naturally mean there is a statement behind it.


I liked the pieces on psychopathy and PTSD best, there was also one on the prices of first editions, I couldn't care less about.


It's not something to read in one go, but if you're looking for an excuse to return to A Song of Ice and Fire, and perhaps want to read about some different aspects, this could be a very enjoyable read.