Sunday, July 15, 2012
Book four: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
This book also feels relevant to issues facing the world today, from brutal regimes to political stalemates. Additionally, I couldn't decide if this is a brilliant work of feminism with some strikingly strong female characters. Or if it is a misogynistic orgy complete with some of the most graphic sex and rape scenes featuring violence against women that I've ever read. Either way, the misogyny left a bad taste in my mouth.
In the end, this book annoyed me. Like most serial fantasy novels, it was little more than a 1,000 page introduction to book two. Nothing about the story felt like it came to an end, which doesn't make for a rewarding read. I won't be reading book two.