A review by kingcrookback
A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin

adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
It took me...so long to finally finish this, mostly due to the sheer length. Super excited to finally be able to move on to AFFC (though I probably should take a break in order to avoid burnout). Though I do have some complicated feelings about some of GRRM's writing choices, I ultimately think he created one hell of an interesting sandbox to play in--especially since I like picking things apart and the intertwining POVs and massive world give me a lot to work with. Even when I found certain POVs somewhat dull or grating, I still found their journeys interesting. For example,
Spoilerit didn't take very long at all for Tyrion to get on my nerves, but his character journey from AGOT up until this point is pretty heartbreaking--slowly coming to the belief that no one will ever love him, no matter what what he does to try and earn it. Even Jaime, the one person in the world he's absolutely sure loves him, Tyrion learns has betrayed him. Devastating.
I am begging GRRM to finish this fucking series.

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