This is a review of “Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones” by Bryan Cogman, preface by George R. R. Martin, foreward by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
This was a gift to me from my fiancé for Valentine’s Day. Does that give you an indication of my (or indeed our) geekiness? But if you look closely, you will find that there are hearts on the cover…
This is a great book, especially for fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones, and the A Song of Ice and Fire books alike. Within, there is information and pictures detailing how the sets were formed and designed, character vignettes, clothing designs (and influences for the costumes), actor’s perspectives and little tidbits about how certain scenes were set up and filmed. It was a great read, and the pictures were fantastic. I loved reading about the transitions from artist’s realisations to actual television sets. There were entire sections devoted to different locales/families. I really enjoyed GRRM’s preface.
I would highly recommend giving this a miss if you’ve never watched Season 1 of Game of Thrones or read “A Game of Thrones“. There are also some teasers and set spoilers for Season 2 of the HBO series if you’ve not watched that yet.
And if you’ve never read or watched any of GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire masterpiece, what the hell are you doing?! Get to it!