HBO's A Game of Thrones in General Fantasy Posted April 20, 2011 · Report reply I've heard from friends for years that Thrones was an awesome series and that I should read the books. Never got around to it. I was invited to a party on Sunday where we played the Game of Thrones card game and then watched the premier. As far as production values go and so forth, amazing. They didn't cut silly corners, visually it was stunning.. Never read the books, so I'll agree with sethohman that alot of the supporting characters were just a haze of "they're all dressed alike and didn't shave this morning." I felt they did a SUPER job of giving the different houses/areas different feels. Different clothing colors, different nationalities with the actors.. really good job there. But here's my biggest question, because this skeeved me out pretty badly and I want to know if I should just hang this up now or what... Does everybody sleep with their sister in the books? or did they just decide "hey, this part of the book will sell on TV, let's play that up." Because that was pretty... not pretty?