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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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Dec 16, 2011

really liked it
Read from December 04 to 15, 2011 , read count: 2

The first 300 or so pages of this were SUCH a slog that I put it down and walked away a few times. I know I can't be the only one who will occasionally flip ahead to see whose chapters are coming (I want the Tyrion, Arya, Jon, and Daenerys chapters), and Theon chapters just about broke me, BUT: Right around page 380 something happens that is so sudden and unexpected, it lights the rest of the book ON FIRE. It's a rollicking read from that moment on, but you definitely have to get past those first 300-350 pages. SO worth it, though. And I must give props to George R.R. Martin for his characters because Jaime Lannister has one scene in this entire monster novel and I couldn't believe how thrilled I was to be able to love/hate that dude all over again. I'm leaping right into a A Storm of Swords because 1) your virginity's days are numbered, Jon Snow, 2) Jaime Lannister needs to get out at SOME point, right?, and 3) Daenerys Targaryen is coming for your precious Iron Throne, bitches.
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Reading Progress

12/04/2011 page 48
6.0% "Started this months ago but got distracted."
12/07/2011 page 160
21.0% "You guys, Theon chapters are THE WORST."
12/08/2011 page 255
34.0% "Things are HAPPENING. FINALLY."
12/14/2011 page 325
34.0% "Haven't read much the past few days because the minute I get horizontal, I'm out like a light."
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Tiffany OMG, yes! I also flipped ahead to see when my favorite chapters were coming up. I hate Theon more than Cersei, the Boltons, and even Tywin Lannister! At least they are who they are, and don't pretend otherwise. Jon sex is always a win. Hell, everything Jon Snow does lights the world, brings rainbows, and Leprechauns.

Christine Ee agreed. The first half of the book was a drag.

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