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Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:53 PM
I had a bad feeling going into the whole thing. Walder was being entirely too nice, considering his pride.
Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:06 PM
It's so worth it to keep reading. Although the emotional roller coaster does'nt stop.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:10 PM
Spoilers for rest of book:
On the other hand, the very end of the book for me was what the Red Wedding seems to be for everyone else. When Catelyn turned out to be alive, I shouted, "MAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRTIIIIIIIINN!!" I should have know it was too good to be true. As long as she never finds out that Bran, Rickon and Arya are alive, I'd still be happy though. Anyways, I felt that was a disapointing final page, when a character believed dead turned up alive (if it was Viserys doing that, on that other hand, I would be overjoyed). AND, if ROBB comes back to life somehow, after his decapitation, and his wolf being sewed to his head, THAT would be the thing that makes me not completely happy.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:40 PM
Speak for yourself. That event only made me read faster.
Fab, believe me, all of us came to a dead stop after the Red Wedding. I read it years ago and I think every aspect of it is still burned into my brain. But, there is soooo much more come, huge new universes to explore, well worth the journey. Take a breath, take a break, settle your mind, and then dive back in. I'd suggest you read the thread in this section 'The Wedding at the Twins', from beginning to end to see other new readers' reactions (many very similar to yours) and what they have to say and how they moved on from this incredibly disturbing point in the series.
I'm curious that you say 'HBO is willing to save characters that died in the books.' Uhhhh, not in this series...
Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:37 AM
Jamie is not a bad guy, I am invested in him. Secret hope that he and Brienne run away together. However, I see Brienne and Arya joining up at some point.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:29 PM
It's tough if you have never been spoiled on it and read it, literally having no clue, but nonetheless an evil necessity of this tale.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:13 PM
I was kind of able to predict it would be Robb next. I read a little closer, knowing something was coming and the foresahdowing was strong. It still hurt a lot, I just reread it this morning and it still hurts.
The end of the next chapter really scared the crap out of me on my first read too.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:23 PM
Read a little closer. She clawed her eyes out and was screaming and crying. She totally lost it.
I didn't understand why the characters were saying that Cat gone mad because she kills the Walder Frey's son. I mean, it's gonna happen something in the future about this? She was trying to defend Robb, so, why more then one character commented the fact like she was beside herself? For me, it seem a polemic for nothing in the book.
Edited by Real Heir of Bear Island, 13 December 2012 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:53 PM
Spoilers warning - I don't know how to use the spoiler tag.
So I just read the red wedding catelyn chapter and the following arya chapter all set at the twins. I haven't been able to pick the book back up since. I give GRRM credit for being willing to buck the mold where certain characters are untouchable (and I thought I wouldn't be so cliche) but I'm just having trouble who I'm reading this for now. What characters am I suppose to like and be excited about? I haven't even gotten to the part where something happens to their remains.
Basically, I'm hoping people can encourage me to keep reading. I've been enthralled in the books. It's almost like veral books in one as each storyline could be almost it's own book. Please no spoilers but should read on? Part of me is willing to just wait till HBO continues cause they have been willing to save characters that died in the books (Lafayette in TrueBlood think).
Thanks in advance,
P.s. Please, no spoilers past where I am in SOS. Vague encouragement would be appreciated.
I felt this same exact way when I read the RW even though I knew what was going to happen. I am not going to reassure you that there are great new worlds with different exciting characters (even though there are) because like me, you are invested in the characters that already are.
I can tell you this though- the RW is NOT the last we hear from the Starks. I am only a little further along than you (about 1/4th through affc) and already get the sense that the injustices visited upon the Starks will eventually be seen as what unleashes the true Dire Wolf that is the spirit of the Stark clan.
Greive for characters loved and lost, and then read on. The story is far from over. /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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