Originally Posted by Argee
Battle scenes are cool but they do become repetitive after a bit. Just so many swinging the swords and shooting the bow one can see.
I do like what they are doing with the story on the TV show. I like the books but the books do suffer from character bloat IMO. Reading Dragons I kept saying to myself "enough George, give the story a kick in the ass and lets get going!".
I feel compelled to comment on The "Dances with Dragons" book.
I had never heard of the book series until last year when HBO aired
GoT. I enjoyed the HBO show so much that I purchased the
first 4 books and read them. I agree that with the "Feast of Crows" the
storyline started to...drag a bit. However,as soon "Dances" was released
I snagged it up the first day of release.
I honestly feel that "Dances" was simply the worst
book I have ever read. (There I said It). I read an funny comment
on Amazon where a reader said that he thought Martin was being
paid by the word. At this point I am not sure if Martin knows where
he is going with this story and quite frankly I dont think I care.
He will not be receiving anymore of my hard earned money. IF
I feel compelled to read any further books of the series they will
be purchased at a second hand bookstore only if they receive
That being said... I love the HBO show and Sunday night is most eagerly
awaited. I will continue to watch this season and as many more as they
see fit to produce. I am hoping that with the HBO committment to his book series
that Martin will "get his act together".