So today I made the trek to 300 pages in Game of Thrones The song of Ice and fire. My thoughts on the book are still that it is a good book. My friend Dean is waiting for the other shoe to drop as to when I talk to him about it he gets this pure look of joy in his eyes.
I work some ideas out as to what I think is happening and he says interesting. I think that is what is driving me the most to read this book. Because the story is not particularly special to me. I am not a mystic able to tell you what was in the mind of the author R.R. Martin, but I am clear on one thing. The story is predictable as far as when I get to a specific tense point that is supposed to be a nice big surprise it isn’t.
Imagine you are watching a movie and the hero meets the villain alone in a room. Bam you know they are going to fight and you know that depending on where you are in the movie who is going to win. That is how the book feels to me and is to me. The traps and tricks, the word choice does not confuse me or enlighten me. It just states that he is following a classic plan of the fantasy genre.
Does that make a bad book. No as I have stated it is a good book not a great book. I definitely do not feel that it should have gotten fantasy novel of the year. Yet I do not make that choice and attribute it to sales over the actual quality of the story. But that is another topic for another discussion.
The revelation that I did come today is that I now want to read the whole series. Now wait a minute it does not mean that I like the story or am starting to love it. My feelings on it are rather set on the fact that I think it is just good not great, that it has no passion in the words. But there are characters that I like and one that I just want to see die. And as I told my friend Dean I may just look up where he dies and pull up that one scene, read it and be done with it. That choice is still up in the air.
That is it 300 pages in. I am actually almost to 400 pages but I did not want to make this a long post.
For a really nice Romance book that should be Romance book of the year for 2015 I recomend Love. Pictured below.