Edited by Night Gathers, 11 November 2012 - 03:38 AM.
Skipping Daenerys chapters
Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:38 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:05 AM
I hear so many people complain about them I thought hard about the structure of the book to find out why. Skipping chapters of characters in the mainland would put you out of information and would be a very bad idea. But Daenerys is not on the mainland. Some characters do not even know that she exists. Others do not know if she is alive or not. And whenever something happens to Daenerys in Essos, it takes time for the rumors to reach Westeros. So if you are reading Daenerys chapters, you know how sorely out of touch with her most of the characters are.
I gave AGOT to a friend of mine who is not a big fantasy reader, or a big reader at all really. I forced her through the prologue with her rolling her eyes the whole time, and I pushed her to read the first few chapters on her own. She had so many complaints about the language, the pace, the strange names, the unlikeable characters, everything, but I really wanted her to like the books. I told her to just read the Daenerys chapters, as they are a separate story. At first she was skeptical to read that way, but by the second or third chapter she was hooked. She told me she started to read just Daenerys and skipped everything else. She loved the story and went back to give the rest a try. So for people who like the mainland story but not Daenerys I recommend the opposite approach.
So I don't mean skip them as in don't read them (though you could.) I mean read them separately as one story instead of as interruptions to the mainland story. GRRM does this for you himself by splitting AFFC and ADWD. Those two books have an overlapping time-frame but focus on different characters that are not geographically linked.
Oh stop it you that's awesome if only my friends could bother reading a good book for a change...
Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:14 AM
Also, your English is OK.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:24 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:39 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:48 PM
She is one of my top three favorite characters by far. I personally love her chapters and her character. If you haven't read the chapter where she
Edited by ENReal, 19 November 2012 - 10:49 PM.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:57 PM
Jon chapters are my favorite chapters in the whole series along side Tyrion! How could someone be bored when reading them?
Also, I agree with the person above me. Don't skip anything.
Edited by Esa1996, 26 December 2012 - 12:58 PM.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:06 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:06 AM
Edited by tarak1ng, 19 January 2013 - 11:08 AM.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:46 PM
In book 2 I also never liked her chapters but in book 3 they start becoming more and more interesting and important and if you look which title book 5 got there is now way you should consider skipping her ... don't you dare! She's Danerys T. Stormborne, Mother of Dragons blah blah blah
Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:42 AM
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:09 PM
Totally! I couldn't imagine just skipping through chapters even for the characters I don't like as much but then I find them all interesting. People seem to hate the damphair but I found his chapters really intriguing, being able to just keep building the picture of this world, it definitely all counts.
Sounds like you need to find some better friends
Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:20 PM
Dany in book 2: very good chapters like all the others, I loved ACOK best of all.
Dany in book 3: meh, very tolerable.okay considering the others are great.
Dany after that: so horribly boring. But I still never skipped a word of her chapters, doing so would make me not true a fan.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:41 PM
I guess what I love about her is how she is portrayed. . . overcoming so much and soldiering on.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:26 PM
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