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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
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Jan 09, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 09 to March 29, 2012

Wow, the first three-quarters of this installment was such a SLOG, especially as compared to the excellent first three books in this series. A Feast for Crows features second-string characters going nowhere important, no action, and tons of backstory. The writing is still good, it just all seemed mostly pointless. But the last quarter of the book picked up steam and [finally] we see some very interesting things happening. By now anybody reading this knows that GRRM split his massive fourth book in two by character, instead of by chronology.

I will say this one wasn't quite as bad as I'd feared (based on reviews by many of you) but it was still disappointing. Worth a read if you care a lot about the secondary characters in Westeros and especially want to get lots of backstory about long-ago battles, marriages and births, but I do wonder if it's possible to skip this book entirely. I'll know the answer to that after I read A Dance With Dragons.

My rating is actually 3.5 stars, but had to round up.

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Niki Agree 100%. Still waiting for a true ending of the whole series. This author does a lot of leaving us hanging!!!

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