Did you know that the HBO series Game of Thrones is an adaption of George R.R. Martin’s book series titled A Song of Fire and Ice? Apparently a lot of people have read the books and are just watching the TV series as a fun little way to re-experience the story. Despite each book being over 500 pages, you may not remember if you are one of the people who actually read the series, rather than of one of the illiterate sheeple just now understanding the geography of Westeros. So to aid in your memory, here is a handy guide that will tell you if read the the Game of Thrones books. If you answer no to any of these questions, unfortunately you did not read the books.
1. Do you know the names of the characters?
2. Are you legitimately worried about the health of an overweight 65-year-old fantasy writer?
3. Do you feel like you deserve a present for not ruining the “Red Wedding?” Or the “Purple Wedding,” as it were?
4. Do you care about any of the characters besides Khaleesi and Tyrion?
5. Is Game of Thrones the best show on HBO?
6. Is Game of Thrones the only show you’ve heard about on HBO?
7. Does every conversation include you mentioning that you read the Game of Thrones books?
8. Do you think you’re a better, more moral person for having read over 3000 pages of high fantasy fiction?
9. Do people who haven’t read the books “not even know?”
10. Does the TV show not feature the proper amount of gore, sex, and incest?
11. Did you catch any glaring mistakes in this post due to the author not having read the books?
If you answered yes to these questions, congrats. You did it. You’ve read the Song of Fire and Ice books by George R.R. Martin.