Anyone else having Difficulty Reading the book?
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:29 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:53 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:25 PM
It's exactly the same with AFfC and ADwD, especially Crows- this one gets really good from about the halfway point. keep reading.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:18 PM
I would say the very end of aFfC is good, the Cersei chapters...Dance for Dragons is way superior to aFfC ( to the readers relieve), especially the Theon and Stannis chapters; one of me most emotionally charged stuff I have read. As a matter of fact I consider the Theon chapters in aDwD amongst the best stuff I've read in ASOIAF.
So keep reading aFfC and count yourself lucky for still having Dance to read while most of other fans are waiting for winds of winter.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:33 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:52 PM
Though I do miss the Wall. Jon chapters are always favorites of mine.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:10 PM
I would hate to have it end on one of those notes where there are some epic battles etc and then just "fast forward ten years" and this is how things turned out for these characters. Echoes of a disappointing lack of closure. We'll see.
Edited by tom_saxon, 14 December 2012 - 01:14 PM.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:56 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:14 AM
I think I could've lived with these boring/irrelevant/uninteresting chapters, if they were mixed with POV chapters from those who I actually care about. I'm willing to go through any POV (other than Brienne) if I know that the next chapter is Tyrion, but not if it's some random dude.
I enjoyed the Jaime and Cersei chapters very much and I don't know why, but I found Dorne interesting too.
All in all, yeah, I had difficulties reading the book. Most of it didn't entertain me at all (which is what I'm looking for when I'm reading these books). Reading it felt like a duty, so that I can enjoy the next one...
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:25 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:07 AM
Cersei's rise/downfall was hilarious and entertaining to watch unfold, Jaime and Sam are great as always (the latter is suuuuch an underrated character), Asha quickly became one of my favorites within just one chapter, and the Iron Island subplot itself is very intense and intriguing (I feel similarly with the Dorne subplot, but to a somewhat lesser degree).
Best of all though, no Dany to bog anything down! Honestly, after GOT, I found myself skipping most of her chapters, even in Storm of Swords. I just....haven't been able to find it in me to care at all about what's happening with her.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:30 AM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:45 PM
On the other hand I found Iron Islands and Brienne chapters a little bit boring, and I did miss most of character's POV
But GRRM made it all very clear with that note at the end. Great book.
(Anyway when I finished I realized AFFC is my least favorite book so far, and ASOS that took me sooo long is my favorite)
Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:31 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:14 AM
AFFC is a reset.
With SoS we had the crescendo of the first act of a large Opus; really the first act has finished with the closing of SoS. GRRM, with AFFC, is setting the stage of the next crescendo, if not, finale of the entire series. A few new characters and plot lines to tie in and wrap up over the next 3000 or so pages. Silly to think GRRM could just carry that volume for another 3000 pages and not stop to build it up for us again.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:05 PM
Edited by jesm86, 07 January 2013 - 04:06 PM.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:24 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
There are things that I'm really enjoying in this book, such as Cersei's POV, and I really like Sam and of course, Arya/Cat. I will admit though that I am dragging myself through the Ironborn chapters as I truly do not like any of them and find it hard to get engaged with characters I don't like or find to be completely boring. I only slightly find Asha mildly interesting, but the rest of the Ironborn can go fall off high cliff as far as I'm concerned. I'm also not invested in the Dorne stuff either, but I can see that both of these stories are providing information/background that will eventually join in with the larger story so I'm gutting my way through them. I also hope Drogon eats Euron Greyjoy.