KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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I finished "A Feast for Crows" yesterday. It was good, but as the reviews suggest, it only feels like half a book. It feels the missing points of view keenly -- it's clear that the reader is supposed to understand everything that becomes so mysterious about Lady Stoneheart, and the Hound, and the missing sellswords, and the whereabouts of Tyrion. It was good, and I enjoyed it, but now I am even more impatient for the second half of the story. Rumor has it that it will be out next year, but I am not sure I trust that.

I thought the addition of Brienne as a point of view was excellent. I have always been intrigued by her character. I can't say the same for Cersei. When I learned that she was going to be a PoV, I got nervous -- I couldn't stand Jaime until Martin started writing from his viewpoint, but against my will I came to sympathize with and even like the guy. I had been worried that giving Cersei a PoV meant that Martin was going to make her sympathetic as well. I needn't have worried. Cersei is every bit as power-mad, evil, and stupid as she appears from the outside. Never have I so anticipated the death of a character in a work of fiction. She had better die. If any character ever earned a greusome death...

Overall, it was good. And now I want some more.
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