A Game of Thrones – Book or Series?

Many people have been recommending that I read, “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. I’ve read very few books in this genre – in fact that only one I can think of is The Hobbit. Having said that, for those of you who have read the book and watched the series (so far), is it still worth delving into the books now that the series is out?

Pardon the noob question, but how does this series stack up against The Lord of the Rings? (which I’ve not yet read either although it’s sitting on my shelf)

  • Ruby

    Lord of The Rings: Not so similar in terms of… “maturity” seems a gross word, but whatever, because it’s a bit more…well, it has more adult content. But in terms of story, it’s similar, like everyone is vying for power and will do whatever they can do to get it. The ring=the Iron Throne (the throne)