Wolfpack wrote:I am feasting upon George R. Martin's A Feast for Crows.
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:thomasgaffney wrote: forthcoming A Dance With Dragons.
TonyWilson wrote:I may also try and get Mexican food banned in Santa Fe as Martin is getting too old and tubby to write another 3 books while imbibing that much cheese.
I meant to post yesterday on the weekend's (NFL) games, but got busy writing instead, and finished a Tyrion chapter that I've been struggling with for six months. Nibbling away at that knot. We'll see if the finished chapter holds up to reread and polish today.
Dancing : Jan. 28th, 2010 at 6:52 PM
Snowing like hell in Santa Fe today. I feel like Jon Snow on the Wall. White everywhere I look, and still coming down.
Of course, I'm writing about Meereen, where the weather is hot and muggy, oppressive. If the snow keeps falling, I better take it as an omen, switch to a Jon chapter tomorrow.
The good news: finished a chapter today.
The bad news: it's one I've finished at least four times before.
This time, though, I think I finally got it right. We'll see. Still whacking at the Meereenese knot.
I took an especially vigorous hack two days ago, by switching to a new POV. It seems to have helped. Helps to have a pair of eyes on the inside rather than the outside here. And back story works better in recollections than in dialogue.
Let's hope that when next week comes, I still like what I did this week.
Not Done Yet
Feb. 8th, 2010 at 8:06 PM
Spent the day in the rainwood. 1205 pages. More to come.
DANCE has now passed A CLASH OF KINGS to become the second longest volume in the series, though still three hundred pages shorter than the monster that was A STORM WITH SWORDS.
Ribbons wrote:I'm currently 500 pages deep in A Storm of Swords (Book 3). It's my favorite of the bunch so far, certainly moreso than the last book, which was well-written as always but seemed to tread water most of the time. But it set this book up beautifully, and I'm enjoying the fallout from all the kings' failed attempts on the throne.
TonyWilson wrote:Oh dude. Man, just, just... when it happens and then keeps happening and happening, just remember to breathe.
Ribbons wrote:And I'm not sure what to make of that epilogue and its implications: pleasant surprise or ominously grotesque?
so sorry wrote:And for the biggest (that I came across) theory of them all, R+L+J!!!!
Fievel wrote:Just finished A Storm of Swords. I'm guessing the second half of this book will be the entire next season...?
I accidentally spoiled myself regarding the very ending of the book after watching the Red Wedding on the show - I hit up Wikipedia to get clarification on something and had that aspect spoiled, not knowing that it would be there. Regardless, it did not lessen the impact of her presence - nor of her condition. Wow. Can't wait to see that on screen!!!!
On to A Feast for Crows! (actually a few chapters in).
so sorry wrote:I think alot of the negative reaction to Feast may have had something to do with the second half of Storm, in the sense that it was SO fucking full of gut punch after gut punch. Even the epilouge chapter was a kick in the balls. It was inevitable that Feast couldn't live up to its predecessor. That said, Feast is a slowdown book. Kinda setting the stage as it were for upcoming novels. From what i understand, Feast and Dance were really written at the same time, and he had to break them apart into 2 different books.
If you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket I suggest the official ASOFAI app (called A World of Fire and Ice). its 5 bucks, but it gives excellent summaries of every character/place/house as well a decent map. And the best part is you can set it to what book you are reading so you can't get spoilery information! I used it quite often when reading the books ("who was that guy again?" "where the fuck are they now?").
Fievel wrote:So I'm nearing the end of A Dance with Dragons and hit a certain part last night....
For the watch....
Will go back in the thread to see what you all said about this when I'm done.
Al Shut wrote:Anyone else feel a bit dumb because he didn't saw that coming although in hindsight it was set up nice and clearly in last books epilogue?
Al Shut wrote:Don't know if that's how he's spelled in English but it's Haris Swift. In the epilogue of the last book it's said that he probably has to go to Bravoos to negotiate in person with the Iron Bank. When he say's he feels unsafe it's suggested he should hire some of the Cleganes men that nobody else seems to want. I was referring to the fact that that was when I should have combined that 1+1 is 2 and that the bloodsheet forecast shows a 90% chance of bloody revenge by a certain wannabe assassin currently living there. But I didn't
SilentBobX wrote:Feast of Crows! Yeah, I'm late but the fact that I'm up to this book is miraculous for me.
Wolfpack wrote:I wonder if this is the season where Tyrion kills Tywin and Shae as they lie together in bed. That's some hardcore Imping.
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