A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin(256 ratings)
|Author||George R.R. Martin|
|Title||A Feast for Crows|
|Series||A Song of Ice and Fire|
|Submitted by pauline |
A Feast of Crows opens in the region of the Citadel of Maeges and introduces us to yet several new seemingly insignificant characters that are not mentioned again in the entire novel until the last page when one of them is named in a manner that one assumes the reader is expected by GRRM to be surprised or shocked or amazed that the person is named. Sadly, much of GRRM's books in this series are chock full of such random moments and random characters that he sometimes manages to weave somewhat successfully into his ADHD-fest of his Fire and Ice series. Seeing this character, who the reader has absolutely no emotional connection to, briefly at the beginning and incidentally at the end, leaves the reader ambivalent and wishing for a horse kick to the frontal lobes. A reader wouldn't mind it so much if the rest of the majority of his book wasn't a bore-fest of familial lineages and detailed costume design descriptions, and much repeated phrases, and A Feast of Crows is resplendent in this. Where A Game of Thrones left the reader hopeful, anticipatory, excited and willing to shell out the money and time to read the next, A Feast of Crows makes one wish their reading eyes were eaten out by one of those oft mentioned, yet altogether, ultimately meaningless crows that hop around cawing, corn, corn, corn, corn. Perhaps they should add the letter 'y' and describe GRRM's writing skills.
|Submitted by Pike |
Well it seems that G.R.R. Martin has 'lost the plot' in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" cycle...
|Submitted by Meghan Sullivan |
It's been two years since the land of Westeros was rocked by the deaths of Jon Arryn and Robert Barathon, and the realm has been split into several factions. Battles are being fought everywhere, and for every rebellion put down a new one springs up. Thus a Feast for Crows is aptly named; the crows feast and feast well. Alas, the readers do not. Due to its size, Feast has been split into two novels that take place at the same time, and a lot of key characters are left out of the 4th book. In their place are a lot of minor characters, who in truth don't seem important enough to focus whole chapters on. The editors thought so too and relayed that message to Martin, but the author felt they were important enough to include. Still, I would rather the Greyjoy chapters been axed and the main character PoVs expanded, especially since I was dissapointed in Sansa and Jaime's chapters. But that's just my opinion.
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