The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones: a collection of wicked one-liners from the incomparable Imp of Casterly Rock, fully illustrated by Jonty Clark!
“My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind . . . and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”
The jealous masses of the Seven Kingdoms may call him Halfman, but none have ever accused Tyrion Lannister of being a halfwit. His golden tongue has saved his skin slightly more often than it has landed him in mortal peril. Now, this special illustrated volume preserves his most essential knowledge for future generations, featuring time-tested guidance on such varied subjects as . . .
The art of persuasion
“The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth.”
“A little honest loathing can be refreshing, like a tart wine after too much sweet.”
The fair sex
“The young ones smell much better, but the old ones know more tricks.”
“Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.”
“A sword through the bowels. A sure cure for constipation.”
At once charming, insightful, and ruthlessly irreverent, The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister is short on pretense and overflowing with finely crafted gems—just like the man himself.
I read it in 20 minutes. It was just quotes. I give it 3 stars because I imagined Peter Dinklage saying the quotes. Some of them I remember from the show. Since I like him it made it a little more enjoyable.
Six page preview. Cover, credits, publishing info, table of contents, Pre-Order solicitation ... no content! Six pages of nothin. Not even a nibble of wit.
For the fanboys and fangirls
I'm a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm also a huge fan of Tyrion. This book is a perfect and humorous addition to the realm of ASOIAF. However, if you're not one that must have every official thing related to the series, then this might come up a little short.