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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:50 am    Post subject: 179 Pages Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

done. heh. Razz Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done,

But I must say, I think this book lacked narrative focus. I can tell, as I couldn't tell with AFFC, that GRRM had trouble with this one. I didn't rip through it the way I've ripped through all the other books in this series.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

p. 229 of 1094 in the Reader version.

I'm going more slowly than usual, in the hopes of keeping everybody straight.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Page 22 then i only bought it today Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't even got it yet. I'm still reading 'Crippled God'; I'll order the Martin book when I'm down to the last 100 pages.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About at the same place as Jaz--enjoying it very much.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danlo wrote:
About at the same place as Jaz--enjoying it very much.
Up to 250 pages now and going well , enjoying it Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done and starting to re-read.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MsMary wrote:
Done and starting to re-read.
WOW that was quick and a re-read aswell Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started reading a little at a time on some work days. Then the weekend came and I couldn't put it down till I was done. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Page 586. I didn't get much read over the weekend -- too busy doing other stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still where I was-will take it to the cafe and do some serious---tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much discussion here. I hope that's not a bad sign. Can anyone give non-spoiler opinions? I appreciated SS's brief comments, though I would have said the same thing about AFFC.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Well. He's got a lot of threads going here. Not sure yet whether that qualifies as lacking narrative focus, as I'm only a titch over halfway through, but I think that argument could be made.

Like SS, I'm not ripping through this one. Maybe that's because I'm pretty sure there isn't going to be a satisfying denouement to many (any?) of the story arcs.

For those who are done: Spoiler:
Is there any significance, by the end of the book, to Theon's trip into the Stark catacombs? Any indication of where the missing swords have gone? Or was it just an appropriately eerie and isolated setting for Lady Whatshername's comments to him?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read the book, but I read your spoiler, and I can say the second question is answered in A Clash of Kings.
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Bran, Osha, and the others took swords when they hid there from Theon.

Spoilered just to avoid spoiling your question, heh. Someone needs to start a discussion topic where spoilers can be let loose.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm, I might vaguely remember that, kinda. Thanks, Murrin.

Eventually I guess I'll have to go back and re-read all the books. But I'll probably wait 'til he's done with the series.
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I finished A Game of Thrones Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still slugging through very slowly at about p. 223--The current Jon chapter felt a little flat and pedestrian and not really up to Martin's standards---oh yes it was absolutely necessary and picked up at the end kinda like Spoiler:
everybody's going to die or starve to death, and plucked your heartstrings re: Jon's dilemma
I just felt parts were very flat. He does a fantastic job in the opening of the next Tyrion chapter, and I'm enjoying that immensely--George, obviously, has a major soft spot for Hugo. Dam that miniseries---I can't help but see the actors as the characters now. Which leads back to the question: who should play Davos?

Noah Taylor!!!??? Really!? hmmm...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I started reading a little at a time on some work days. Then the weekend came and I couldn't put it down till I was done. Razz
Well i finished the book yesterday a few surprises and a few shocks and a few (why did you do that George?) but in general happy enough with the whole book . Had a few issues but i need to learn how to do the spoiler thing here . Big Grin
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