The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

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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 ...
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Overview

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.”
 
Fine dining
“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.”
 
Royal politics
“Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.”
 
Common ailments
“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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345539120
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 62,489
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 6.38 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts. As a writer-producer, Martin has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Jonty Clark has been a freelance illustrator since 1997—mainly for editorial, but also for books, museums, and advertising. His clients include BBC History, BBC Music and BBC Countryfile Magazines, Radio Times, The Times, Financial Times, Telegraph, Natural History Museum, and Kumala Wines.

Biography

As a child growing up in New Jersey, George R.R. Martin displayed an early interest in "the writing life" by selling monster stories of his own invention to the children in his Bayonne neighborhood. In high school he became an avid comic book collector and began to write for comic fanzines. He sold his first story to Galaxy in 1970 when he was 21 years old.

Martin received his bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. After graduation he served two years in VISTA, then worked as a teacher and chess tournament director in the Midwest, while continuing to craft award-winning short fiction. His first full-length novel, Dying of the Light, was published in 1977. A dark, lyrical sci-fi tone poem set on a doomed world without a sun, the book was nominated for a Hugo Award.

Throughout the 1980s, Martin worked in television, writing for science fiction- and fantasy-themed shows like The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast. At this time he became involved with Wild Cards, a long-running anthology series composed of "mosaic stories" written by multiple authors and set in a shared universe. In addition to editing the series, Martin has contributed stories to the Wild Card books.

In 1996, Martin published A Game of Thrones, the first installment of his magnum opus, the epic fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice. Set in the Seven Kingdoms, a realm resembling medieval Europe, the internationally bestselling series has provided the ultimate showcase for Martin's formidable world-building and characterization skills.

During the course of his long, prolific career, Martin has accrued every major literary prize for science fiction or fantasy writing, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Daedelus, and Locus awards. But what endears him especially to his readers is his extraordinary accessibility. A tireless participant in genre conventions and festivals, he maintains a cordial relationship with his fans through his website and blog. He is also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Good To Know

Christened George Raymond Martin, the author has this to say about his unusual name: "I arrived short one 'R' but fixed that at my confirmation 13 years later."

As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service from 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation.

Martin was class valedictorian of his high school. In 1970, he graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University.

In the mid-1970s, Martin supplemented his income by directing tournaments for the Continental Chess Association.

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Fe, NM
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 20, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bayonne, NJ
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
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  • Posted November 7, 2013

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    Of all the hundreds of characters that George RR Martin has crea

    Of all the hundreds of characters that George RR Martin has created, the heroes and the fools, the kings and the queens, the likable and the hated, none are smarter, funnier, wittier or more lovable than the dwarf.

    Ahhh, what irony!

    I just finished reading this little gem, sure there is nothing new here but the best and the boldest of Tyrion's lines in one tome! I highly recommend this for all Song of Ice and Fire fans! 

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

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    Wish I Did Not Buy It

    I thought at least there would be some new quotes, but nope nada. Oh, well, another $10.00 down the drain. That's what I get for not listening to the other reviewers.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Please improve sample.

    Love this chracter and plan on purhasing at the brick and mortar. Was hoping the sample could have provided more examples of the illustration as no one needs to be convinced that the quotes are pure gold.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Sample of what? How to properly layout the legalese?

    Tyrion is by far my favorite character. Along with Jon Snow and Arya Stark.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    Giving a free "sample" that has 3 pages, which only i

    Giving a free "sample" that has 3 pages, which only includes the cover, title page, and information page does not give me much to decide if it's worth my money. My guess is that it must just be some illustrations with quotes from the book and nothing more, or I would have been able to read at least the first few pages of content. Which is a shame, because if I had gotten a sample of the book I probably would have considered buying it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Willow

    She sat and began to write to her father, sealing the letter eith a wax seal of all three of her houses.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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