20 June 2011
By Rachael Nisenkier // Books
Currently Reading: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (book 4 in the Song of Ice and Fire series)
Currently Thinking: Holy crap!
I feel under-qualified to talk about A Feast for Crows, or any of the books in the Song of Ice and Fire series (better known by its television moniker, Game of Thrones). These books, already popular before HBO put them on television, have a rabid fanbase that rivals the obsessiveness of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Therefore, my newbie thoughts may have been interesting to a few people, and mockable to experts who would have found my absolute conviction that Kal Drogo would eventually face off against Robert Baratheon hilarious, but rarely capable of reaching the journalistic standards to which I mostly aspire.
But I’ve got to bet that there are a lot of you out there, like me, making their way through these books for the first time and feeling excited and terrified the whole time. At around 1,000 pages EACH, these books have been no quick slide even for a speed reader like myself, and the process can feel a little bit lonely. Therefore, if anyone else wants a judgment free zone to share their theories, excitement, or noticings about the books, please feel free to share here and join in on a semi-newbie conversation surrounding the Song of Ice and Fire series.
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