Category Archives: George R.R. Martin

Final Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows (by Bethany)

Well, I finished it – and yes, it was entertaining at times. Unlike Outlander and other series, the books in A Song of Ice and Fire don’t vary much from one another in quality or in general mood. All of … Continue reading

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The Poetics of George R.R. Martin: Further Thoughts on A Feast for Crows (by Bethany)

Pages read: 414 out of 978 I put this book aside a couple of months ago and have been reading other things, but this week I picked it up again and – big surprise! – it was just as violent … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows (by Bethany)

Pages read: 218 out of 976 I never wrote official final thoughts on A Storm of Swords, so for the tiny percentage of the population that doesn’t already know what happens, here goes: five major or semi-major characters die vicious, … Continue reading

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Rapio, Rapere, Raptus Sum: Sexual Violence, Natural Selection, and A Song of Ice and Fire (by Bethany)

I’ve spent a good chunk of my time these last few months avoiding articles about Game of Thrones on social media. Every Monday morning while Season 5 was still airing, my Facebook feed overflowed with outrage about the violence and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the First Half of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords (by Bethany)

 I am now officially reading this book “full-time.” Reading it only at night was working well until I skipped a few nights and then forgot that a major character had had his hand chopped off. That’s not the sort of … Continue reading

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A Compelling Thorn: Final Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (by Bethany)

I kicked and screamed my way through the last two hundred pages of A Clash of Kings, and guess what I did when I finished? I immediately picked up A Storm of Swords and began scanning through it – not … Continue reading

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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Sansa (And Absolutely No Other Thoughts About A Clash of Kings) (by Bethany)

I have nothing to say about A Clash of Kings tonight – but when good old Aunt Flo visited Sansa in the chapter I was reading before I went to bed last night, I knew that at the very least … Continue reading

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