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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire) (original 2005; edition 2006)

by George R.R. Martin

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Title:A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire)
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Info:Bantam (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 1104 pages
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A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin (2005)

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Splitting the books by geography did not a happy Morbus make. Slogged through it. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
The thing that astonishes me, continually, is the fans who cannot see it and, in some cases, cannot even perceive that the quality has fallen off disastrously as he got mired in unimportant sub-plots. He reminds me of a story told by one my bosses I used to have a long time ago. This guy was head director. When I started working in that department I found none of the rest of the staff would speak to him because they had decided he was completely incompetent. He wasn't. He was good at certain things but not all the things he had to do (such as managing people) as head director. Work piled up and up and his desk was a vast pile of papers which stuff disappeared into. As the time went on things got worse and worse. He did almost nothing as far as running the Business Unit went. The rest of the staff organised it themselves, getting more and more pissed off with him as they did so, while he went off to conferences on Management and things like that. Things where he could play being head director but didn't actually have to do the work that needed doing.

There's just no let up from those sorts of things Martin uses as plot devices. It's just bleak, dismal 'twist' after bleak, dismal 'twist' with no let-up or variation in tone. The book sometimes marginally works because in amongst the horrors there's humour, humanity and history (alliteration not intended). In the show it's just death, rape, death, death, rape, death. The people who adapted the show clearly just like the shocks and gore, and aren't really interested in anything else. My bet is that Jon Snow and the gang kill the night’s king but they get thrown back in time and become the last hero and his gang of Chums. They rig up a time machine and jump throughout history to fight evil and show off their nude parts. ( )
  antao | Sep 7, 2018 |
I thought I would never get it finished. It certainly doesn't move along like the prior books. ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
3.5 stars ( )
  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
Is it Tuesday yet? ( )
  GaylaBassham | May 27, 2018 |
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In the wrong hands, a big ensemble like this can be deadly, but Martin is a tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting plotter and a deft and inexhaustible sketcher of personalities... this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 055358202X, Mass Market Paperback)

GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

A FEAST FOR CROWS

It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out.

But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.


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After centuries of bitter strife, the seven powers dividing the land have beaten one another into an uneasy truce. But it's not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters of the Seven Kingdoms gather. Now, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed while surprising faces--some familiar, others only just appearing--emerge from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges of the terrible times ahead. Nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages, are coming together to stake their fortunes ... and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests-- but only a few are the survivors.… (more)

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