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Feast for Crows / Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)

Feast for Crows \ Dance with Dragons… Let me just cut to the point on these two novels. Regardless of how much I liked the books, I didn’t really enjoy reading them. They felt like absolutely nothing occurred plot-wise. Hold up there Hoss. I didn’t say that nothing DID happen, just that it felt like it. There were a couple hundred plot points that are important to the story development and moved characters forward, but all of the are small in presentation thus minimizing the feel of them. Hobbit steps to Mordor. I think this is just the by product of having to give pages to so many characters. In the View Askew movie Clerks 2, Randal Graves (foul mouth extraordinaire) describes the Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies and I think that his statements? mirror (in part) my thoughts on both of these books. Randal Graves: “All it was, was a bunch of people walking, three movies of people walking to a fucking volcano… Here’s the first movie…” [Walks in a straight line, doped] Randal Graves:…