Cas Stark Posted March 23 Share Posted March 23 2 hours ago, BlackLightning said: It has. He's become a much better writer. A Dance with Dragons is a much better novel than A Storm of Swords in terms of prose and literary skill. Right but, from his point of view, he is a writer first. Secondly, he wants who wants people to continue reading his material long after both he and all of us are dead and gone. To that end, it needs to be masterfully done. The show was so bad and it set such a low bar. So simply doing better than the show is hardly an achievement. I do think that he is doing too much overthinking and overediting, but I understand his desire to make sure he produces the best possible work. I disagree with this pretty strongly. Dance is extremely bloated, at least 25% of the text could have been cut, maybe more with no loss, instead improvement all around. Dance also doesn't work that well as a novel, in terms of story arc, character development and plot. A lot of stuff happens, new POVs appear, new stories appear, then it ends abruptly with nothing resolved. But then GOT is my favorite of the books, with Storm as a close second. In fact, my opinion is that the skill is inversely proportional to the amount of time spent...Feast and Dance much inferior to the first 3 books. The Bard of Banefort, butterweedstrover, Mithras and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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