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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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Oct 20, 2007

it was ok
Recommended for: fantasy fans, along with a warning!
Read in August, 2007

Although George R. R. Martin continues his saga with excellent description, especially in scenes such as the battleship fight on the Blackwater river, his disintegration into massive objectification of women characters (much more so than the first volume) downright offends me.
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Martin's writing style is fairly visceral, and always has been. If you're offended by a setting wherein the societal norms are less-than-ideal (at least in comparison to women's rights in our current day)m then I suggest you quit reading the series while you're only two books in.

I, for one, am quite pleased that he doesn't daintily prance around the heavier topics, and I'm glad that all of the major female characters that continue into the following books are quite strong, both in intentions, motivations, and traits.


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