yeah the way that for a few hundred pages people are going "hey remember the LAWS of HOSPITALITY which are REAL IMPORTANT which no one EVER EVER breaks" is kind of ..... nnnghh
like i'm not sure if this is inept foreshadowing or even more inept dramatic irony
oh well, see you on the book five thread
― thomp, Sunday, 2 October 2011 12:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yes, it's slogging. About 60% of the way through now, and so much Ironmen padding grrr. Though people who've read everything out assure me that by the time the 6th book comes out he'll have set everything up for something huge. Anyway, LOLed heartily at Lancel's description of treason. Liking Cersei & the Dornish settings a lot.
I'm glad to see the storyline with the sparrows because it hopefully means there's going to be something big with the faith militant/the red woman's religion and it's not just a buildup to nothing.
Now to read the comments upthread...
― gyac, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
You'll appreciate aFfC more in retrospect.
― tales from endoscopic oceans (Jon Lewis), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
I finished this! Saggy midsection but flew through it in the last third of the book. Could have lived without description of Sam's "fat pink mast".
I understand why people moaned about it as it can be quite slow going and at times you wonder why the fuck there's so much Iron Islands stuff, for example, but looking back at it all, you can see things shifting into place.
Starting ADWD now. I really hope he can deliver on this big climax.
― gyac, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
the iron islands stuff were the only parts of affc i really hated.
― these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink