Currently on Loan from the Library:
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
The Keep by Jennifer Egan
Sisters of Fortune by Jehanne Wake
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
I can see why people love George R. R. Martin. I truly can. I even suspect that if I was a slightly different sort of person, I would be finding Martin’s work fascinating. However, I do not love him, and am not finding him fascinating.
I read all 835 pages of Game of Thrones. I also read the first 175 pages of A Clash of Kings. I can’t take it anymore. For me it is like slogging through cold grayish goo. So I’m calling a halt.
Also, adults who turn over perfectly good kingdoms to be ruled by thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen year olds are dumber than a box of hair, and crazier than a bag of frogs.
Enjoyability: If you are some other person besides me, I understand these are very enjoyable.
Where to read this book: Somewhere warm.
Further reading: I’m in the middle of Doc by Mary Doria Russell. Partially because I’ve like everything else she’s written, and partially because I’m a sucker for anything to do with Tombstone.