Saturday, November 30, 2013

Six notable books on gluttony

"Among the list of the Seven Deadly Sins," writes Nicole Hill at at The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, gluttony, alongside lust and well-performed greed, is the most fun." One title on Hill's reading list on gluttony:
A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin

The king is dead. Long live the king. Robert Baratheon, first of his name, was also first in line at the tavern, the local Golden Corral, and myriad King’s Landing brothels. The man never knew the word enough, and the capital’s coffers bled as a result. And then Robert bled, too, done in by too many Merlots near one too many sharp, pointy things and scheming in-laws. Let this be a lesson, future monarchs (cough Joffrey, you abject failure of a person cough): when you cannot fit into your armor anymore, it’s time to call Jenny Craig and drop the Jenny from the Block that Littlefinger hooked you up with.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Lannister family from A Game of Thrones is one of Jami Attenberg's top ten dysfunctional families in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue