Book review: A Feast for Crows - Phil's Rambling Rants — LiveJournal
Book review: A Feast for Crows|
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.
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.