... it's to always read the book before watching the TV programme or film!
I've just finished watching the third series of this HBO series, and those who have seen it will know what I'm talking about. Don't worry those that haven't, I wont give away any spoilers!
All I will say is that Series 3, episode 9 has left me more than a little traumatised. I was totally unprepared for the closing scenes and even though I watched it last Sunday I still haven't got over it. I'm not sure I ever will to be honest.
I'm kicking myself too because I would have much preferred to have read it first before seeing it. So from this, I'm going to vow to myself that I will always read the book first and not spoil the experience of reading it first.
It inspires me in my writing too, to have a reaction like this to either book or film/TV series. I would love to be able to write something to bring out the same kind of reaction in other people, and it's what I'm striving for with my projects.
Do you know which Game of Thrones experience I'm referring to?
Are there any other books or films/TV series that bring out this reaction?