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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister View Post
    yet a lot of people have trouble with overdescribing and unnecessarily dense prose.
    Never stopped GRRM, did it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    Never stopped GRRM, did it?
    Can you find a GRRM passage that matches this? --

    "A five-sided fist of yellow stone amidst a growth of hunchbacked, abandoned slaughterhouses, the great nest of pipes and tanks and vomiting chimneys that must be the refinery, a rusted length of intestine spilling from its bowels and leading off north toward First House." The reviewer claims it's sentence after sentence like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    Never stopped GRRM, did it?
    See, now, I guess it is how one is built to read. I don't mind GRRM's prose at all. I actually like it. And I wouldn't call it dense nor over-describing.

    Now, that sample from Stormdancer looks like something that should have been edited for clarity and readability, but (shrug) each to their own.

    Anybody know anything about Son of Heaven? The review site praised it. I noticed there wasn't an ebook option, which is why I hadn't gotten it when I first saw that review, and which means I won't be running out to get it now (because I read almost exclusively on my iPhone). But when an ebook does come out, should I flag this to get?

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    GRRM over-describes in the sense that he hits you over the head with descriptions repeatedly. I lost count of how many times we're told Brienne is ugly.

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    Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven.

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    Whoa, I didn't know there were that many! Thanks, guys.

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