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Television shows based on books Ned Stark sits on the iron throne

Season six of Game of Thrones kicked off earlier this week and like so many others I can’t wait to find out what happens—for once I have no clue either because there are no books to guide me (for readers of the series WTF is going on in Dorne!). Anyhow the whole GOT excitement has had me thinking about other amazing TV shows based on books and so I thought I’d compile a list of ten of my favourites.

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book trailer

Book trailers in a way, defy a book’s very essence. A book, in it’s nature is one of the few things in the world that forces you to use your imagination and many argue that book trailers inherently remove an element of this fundamental quality.

But while there may be some truth to this we also have to acknowledge the time we live in and the way people consume information – and indeed the way it’s disseminated. The primary goal of a book trailer is to create noise and attract readers to a book and its author. If it’s successful in doing so then isn’t it, by nature helping to keep reading alive and kicking? And if authors have imaginations and skills which transcend across different mediums why shouldn’t they use them? Personally I don’t see the harm if the trailers generate interest, discussion and curiosity about books.