Discussion in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' started by K'shar, Jul 18, 2006.
So which book do you consider the "worst" so far in the series??
AFFC for me. I still enjoyed it, but it wasn't as good as aSoS.
It was good set-up material for the next book, but it was a bit boring at times.
What Renz said. But then again, I don't consider it the "worst" book either. I don't think there is a book I could feel comfortable calling the worst. It's given us plenty of speculation material for the rest of the series.
Besides, AFFC is better than WoT any day. You learn to be more tolerant after reading the first 10 books of that series.
Well I say AFFC becuase it took me forever to finish...compared to the others...
I said AFFC jsut for the simple fact that I enjoyed the other books better,still quite good though by normal standards.
thats why worst is in brackets. Still all awesome books but one has to fall on the bottom
Nice set Roland.
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Clash of Kings, i don't know why
(i didn't read Affc yet)
Yeah it is AFFC but saying worse is strictly in a relative sense.
ACoK for some reason...even though it did have that scene with Jaime and Catelyn in the dungeon...
I really didn´t need any time to consider before voting for a feast for crows. It wasn´t as good as the other books. It was a good read because it gave me further details on a world, and characters i had learned to love through the other books. I don´t know if i would have liked it, as a stand alone book, if i hadn´t had the other books to set up the world for me.
It was lacking a little in story. Not as many thinks important for the story happened in this book. At least as far as i could tell. I think it reflected georges difficulties with moving the story along. He had planned a five year gap, but it didn´t happen, because he needed to tell some of the things that happened in those five years, in another way than flashbacks.
And that made the story kind of lack focus, because only he knows why he had to flesh out certain story lines and characters, because the ending of the story is so unpredictable that only he knows what plotlines and characters will really be important in the endgame. Guess he think he had to tell how Sansa, Arya, Brienne, the ironborn and Dornish ended in the places they were at the end of aFfC, instead of just having them there at the end of the five year gap, and telling there story in conversation, and flashback.
I loved AFFC because I know it the best out of all the books. But - if I had to pick based on lack of action, AFFC would be it.
oops! AFFC is leading! my vote contributed to victory! I am currently reading it and I can't get rid of sensation that it is written as yet another book to prolongue the novel. It is probablly because I don't like some of characters appearing in this book.
I read the first 3 books (or 4, considering SoS was split into 2) almost 2 years ago and loved them. My friend and I then waited till October that year, and then went to Leeds to buy the newly released AFFC and get it signed by George R. R. Martin himself who was doing his tour thingy at the time (who was really very nice, though I think I may have come across kinda rude; I was so stunned at meeting him that I couldn't think of much to say in reply to him other than 'oh' or something along those lines. I was very embarassed afterwards, but came away with a signed book saying "enjoy the feast" so was pleased all the same).
Anyway, what I was going to say before I rambled off was that I only ever got about 1/4 of the way through it. I think the problem was partly that it had been months since I'd read the first 3 (or 4) books so I'd forgotten certain things such as character and place names (and my Lord, there are a lot to remember) and also, I guess I'd lost the plot - literally. I wasn't quite "in the zone" anymore (okay, I'll stop using stupid phrases now). And...well...maybe I just got bored.
I think if I'm to attempt reading it again, I'll have to read the whole lot, and I can't imagine that'll be for a while yet considering the amount of books I'm still to read (not to mention college work/uni applications).
I LOVE that scene. >.>
AFFC, although it was still great aswell. Even though their was no starks or dany.
Uh...Sansa and Arya are still Starks.
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