Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:43 PM
While I usually agree that the Tyrion chapters (almost like the Dany ones) have been mostly very boring so far, this chapter is an improvement. Especially the meeting with Ben Plumm.
I'm so glad that GRRM did not make the clichéd plot device where Daario had killed Ben (as some conjectured) - this way it's much more interesting, since, as some have pointed out, it shows how poor a judge of character Dany is.
Also, I don't feel sorry for Jorah at all. While sending him away may have been harsh, some people on this board seem to forgive Jorah everything, when in fact, for all his merits, he's been an inconsiderate jerk often enough. He plotted against Dany (he sent a report even from Qarth!), he was too proud to accept that he was not her father, nor her lover, he treated Tyrion like shit for no reason at all, he is a gloomy character without humour that takes himself way too seriously, and let's not forget, he sold slaves .. again, just for a woman who did not love him (as with Dany).
While I liked him well enough before, the Tyrion chapters just showed me what a pitiful man he really is.
Don't care about the fat Yunkishmen and their prizes, though. They are just too stereotypically perverted for me to take them seriously.