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Old January 18 2012, 02:47 AM   #417
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

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I finished ADWD tonight, so I'm all caught up and waiting with everyone else.

I thought the stuff set in the North was all very good, and most of the rest of the Westeros stuff was also good. However, Meereen is a giant narrative drag; I just don't give a rat's ass about that place.
Mereen was a bit of a drag, yes, but otherwise my favorite part of ADWD was the plot that took place in Essos. At the moment I'm kind of "Westeros-ed" out... We've "visited" all the cool places there, it seems, whereas Essos is a grand unexplored continent.

The massive world building/history on display in Tyrion's journey is my favorite kind of fantasy writing. Really excellent stuff. And the Valyrian history is so interesting - I'm sure GRRM will reveal more in the last two books.
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