Should I even bother reading the next two books? SPOILERS
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:17 PM
I also find that even if I dislike a book the first reading or two, as I get further invested in the storyline the boring books become more interesting on subsequent reads.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:40 AM
The fact that some of the key chars die is gutting,l but makes it all the more exciting and realistic probably. We've all been spoon fed happy endings for so many years. But the red wedding was one of those chapters that will stick with you forever, brilliant chapter, even if it was a sad end for them. I bet you had to read it twice to make sure you realised what had just happened.
This isn't one of those books and I feel like a lot more chars wil die as I continue reading. I'm actually thinking that Valar Morghulis could be a message from GRRM to us.. All men must die. I'm half expecting over the 4th, 5th ( and 6th and 7th ) for pretty much all the men to be killed off and the women rule.
Edited by Diehard_si, 06 June 2012 - 07:41 AM.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:00 AM
Its impossible to please everybody, if you loved the first book why wouldn't you continue onto the rest
Edited by The GreatRon, 06 June 2012 - 08:01 AM.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:13 PM
I have just finished ASoS and have not started AFfC yet, but I saw on one of the back pages of AFfC a letter from GRRM explaining why some characters did not make an appearance in AFfC. The events of AFfC and ADwD are taking place roughly simultaneously--it was supposed to be one book, but GRRM found while he was writing that it was going to be too long for one volume, and he had to split it into two. Rather than split it chronologically, he split it by characters. Rather than give readers "half the story for all the characters" he wanted to give us "the full story for half the characters." So AFfC mostly focuses on the characters in King's Landing, and then ADwD focuses on the characters at/beyond the Wall and across the Narrow Sea, but all the events in both are taking place around the same time. So Dany is definitely in ADwD, but does not appear in AFfC.
With regards to your main question...just start reading the books and form your own opinion. After ASoS, I have trouble understanding how you could just leave the story there without finding out how things end. For me, not reading the whole series isn't an option, even if they're horrible (and I doubt they are). I just need to know what happens!
*EDIT* Sorry, I can see at least two other people made the same point. Will start reading all the posts before I reply.
Edited by LampreyPie, 07 June 2012 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:40 PM
As to the Red Wedding, honestly, as much as I loved Robb. He was an expendible character. He was too good, to good of a fighter, everyone loved him, he is like a superhero. For that reason alone I knew he would die, to push the real main characters a little more. He wasn't complex enough of a character. I didn't want him to die, but really, what could he have became? If he had won the war against the Lannisters, then what? He would fight Stannis? Even if he beat everyone, it would be too much of a happily ever after for the series. He was just too good to be true.
That just wouldn't be as fulfilling as it could have been.
GRRM has spent way to much time making us love Dany, Jon, Arya, and Bran to let their stories stagnate. These characters will be the main course, Robb was just an appetizer.
That said. Hail King in the North!
Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:03 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:12 AM