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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:05 am    Post subject: A Clash of Kings Reply with quote

Welp, either I wanted to finish it before my birthday (which is today) for some reason, or I just couldn't STOP reading this damn fine epic! Although, I wasn't shocked by much of what went on in the book. I think the reason for that is the Spoiler:
death of Ned
sort of desensitized me, and so I expect just about anything now...just about...*sighs* Oh well, but, the book is a superior effort over Thrones, I think. Just that I've heard folks say "you can read Kings without reading Thrones, or, more commonly: read Thrones and jump right to Swords." Well, maybe nothing much happens aside from a LOT of action. Seemed the most important event was the addition of Melisandre into the plot fold.

Anyway, stunned again by Martin's writing (he holds nothing back--and I mean nothing). I'm also stunned I've read nearly 2000 pages in a little over a month. Ah, the power of cheese--I mean Martin...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

happy b-day

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i wouldn't recommend skipping anything. it'd be like skipping a course of a 5 course meal. you'll already want more by the time you finish Storm of Swords... of course, if you've made it that far i think it means you're a bit of a sadist, anyway.

woke up thinking of Jaqen H'gar (sp?) this morning. no clue why. valar morghulis.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyrion rules! Yes, Martin is not 4 the fainthearted! Happy B-day LF!!!!!! (ps: Hangar is doing a read of ASOS beginning March 4th or as soon as the paperback is out...) I am trying 2 read other books in the meantime but it is very difficult! Once u begin Martin u don't want anything else!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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woke up thinking of Jaqen H'gar (sp?) this morning. no clue why. valar morghulis.


Interesting. I don't know what to make of that. Confused Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday, Lord Foul! Please don't skip over any of Martin -- he has so much foreshadowing and dreams and the like, he warns you of all of the major upcoming events. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I was actually sniggering at the thought of skipping anything. Wait a tic, I said "snigger"! Martin bug really does have me, make no mistake now...

By the way, the birthday boy's achtzehn today...

Oh, and my birthday wish was that Barristan Selmy and Syrio Forel Crying or Very sad came back to do some damage to that snotty little PRINCE (that's right, I said PRINCE, Joffery! Watcha gonna do about it?!)

And OH once more: my favorite birthday present was a nice big sloppy...copy of Storm of Swords! *Laughs Foul-like* Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you haven't seen the last of Barristan the bold. keep a sharp eye out.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's another birthday present -- a spoiler you may or may not wish to read!
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That lil nasty prince will be getting a great present in SOS!! hahahahaha

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy b-day Mr.Despiser! Loopy in the Sky with Diamonds Head Banger Loopy in the Sky with Diamonds
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoiler:
That little bastard's going to get a present? I hope he chokes on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*grumbles* TORTURE!!! *decides to read more feverishly* Oh woe, whatever shall I do once I finish this third book--?! HURRY UP MARTIN!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was reading A Clash of Kings on the train Friday evening, and was asked by an acquaintance who was sitting a couple of seats behind me if I was reading the Bible? Smile I guess he stopped by the bar in the station before we left. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Syl is trying to give me a fatal asthma attack with his spoiler!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished Clash of Kings last night.

Spoiler:
Glad to see that little schmuck Theon got what he deserved.


Will now wait for Amazon to send the paperback of Storm of Swords in March.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he deserves more than that!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

call me contrary, but Spoiler:
i had more respect for Theon afterwards. i wouldn't have made some of the same decisions as he did, but i'm not ironborn (whether or not I Am Ironman is another question). i understand him and feel more sympathy than distaste for him.

if you disliked everybody who made poor choices in the books, there would be very few characters left to like.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sylvanus wrote:
call me contrary, but


OK, your contrary. Smile

To each their own. Actually:

Spoiler:
I have some sympathy for the Hound. Sure he's nasty, but he has good reason to be that way.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syl, you have an excellent point. Many characters in this series make poor choices, and pay horrendous prices for them, especially in A Storm of Swords. Spoiler:
I wanted to slap Robb in particular upside the head!! But we can't discuss that any farther, 'cause we can't spoil things for Foul, Damelon, or Danlo!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, well, I found out what happened to Robb thanks to stupid Amazon.com...the UK site, that is. They told the whole Cussing thing. No matter... Spoiler:
For me, nothing will ever shock me as much as the "Ned incident". He felt like the main character at times, too!


Update: finished the book last night, anyway, so doesn't much matter about Amazon.com anymore...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished this, Loved it. Razz

Tyrion - i am begininng to like this little Imp.
Spoiler:
Only complaint is that the Victory as Kings Landing seemed a little cheap, suddenly Tywin just appears Confused


Theon, i want to like him but hes making it hard. Cussing
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