16 Years Later, A Game Of Thrones Review
I just finished reading A Game Of Thrones. It came out about sixteen years ago and has recently become a huge hit on HBO. I’m just a little late to the party.
Many of you have read the book or seen the show. I won’t have to tell you about the Starks, the Lannisters, Daenerys, Jon Snow and others.
Others may have no interest in reading this 800 page book or watching the series. That’s ok. I hope you will continue to read this review. Because there is one thing at the heart of the story that I think we all can relate to.
No, most of us cannot relate to the medieval life. We are much too far removed from it.
No, most of us cannot relate to royal politics from that time period.
No, most of us cannot relate to barbarians on the plains.
So, what can we relate to?
We can relate to what this story is ultimately all about.
This story is about the total depravity of man.
There are no good characters in this book. The best characters are still not pure and wholesome. The bad characters are definitely bad. There is no black or white. There is only black and gray.
All of these characters are in need of one thing: Grace.
They need the same thing you and I need. The need to be forgiven. They need what they cannot do for themselves.
George R.R. Martin would probably not agree with me. Maybe you don’t either. That’s ok. We still all need grace.
Just like all of the characters in A Game Of Thrones.
Have you read A Game Of Thrones? Seen the show on HBO?