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March 20th, 2006
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Book review: A Feast for Crows

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Date:March 20th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Would you care to be more specific? I was disappointed, at the end, that the overall story hadn't advanced very far and that most of the individual characters were still (or should I say once again) dangling from various cliffs by their fingernails -- but I enjoyed it too much while I was reading it.
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Date:March 21st, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
I wrote briefly about it here back in November. I understand GRRM's stated reasons for splitting the book, I just don't feel that he made it work. Given what AFFC delivers story-wise, I find it awfully hard to justify the 784 pages he took to do it.

I expected better. I'll probably pick up the next volume when it comes out, but if Dragons is more of the same, I"m afraid that's it for me.
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Date:March 21st, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I didn't read it then, because there was a spoiler warning and I didn't want to have spoilers (although nothing you actually said would really have upset me, I figure it's better safe than sorry when someone gives a spoiler warning). I can't argue with what you said, but even though several of the stories in this volume seemed to be filler in the grand scheme of things, I couldn't help hanging on every word.

I think my single biggest frustration was that Tyrion never appeared in the book, even though I had heard GRRM less than a year ago read a chapter about Tyrion which he said was from Crows. For the first few hundred pages, I kept turning pages hoping that I'd see a new chapter that said "Tyrion". I despise the little varmint, but I'm still fascinated by his story.
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