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A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
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Jul 18, 11

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Read from July 11 to 17, 2011

This book has two sides. Two sections, really.

1) The section that somewhat plods along for a while, setting up...things that might not be evident, but really just kind of dragging its feet.

2) The last half of the book, where everything comes to fruition in a glorious mess for everyone involved.

A chief complaint I've heard from many regarding this (and maybe going forward) is the attention to less-favorite characters. My problem was not so much the attention to new characters as much as the common problem I have with so many large fantasy books - I get invested in one specific storyline and then have to wait hundreds of pages to get any advancement, never mind a resolution. And within those hundreds of pages are storylines I care little about, except that with Martin, all of them are important.

Gah.

Still, this was really a wonderful read for me, and I hate that I need to take a little break before heading into Crows. This was one was a roller coaster ride that had me yelling a number of times throughout, which I never do. So, so good.
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