Originally Posted by RightWingQueen
I recently finished A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and Seven Hells is it good. I'm about to begin the second book in the series, A Clash of Kings. If you're a fantasy fan, or you enjoy the show on HBO, this series is a must-read.
I'm trying to get through Game Of Thrones, but finding it almost unbearably boring. So many people I've talked to compared him to Steven Erikson, which I took to be great praise, but I honestly can't see the similarities. Aside from the fact that they're both fantasy authors.
Martin's characters are static and unlikable, even the ones I'm supposed to care about. The plot is stagnant; little to nothing happens in the entire first third of the book. I bet if he spent less time telling me useless details about what people were eating, wearing, or how they smelled, he could have been done the book 200 pages sooner.
I'll finish the book. I did buy it. But I won't be all too giddy to pick up the next one.