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Noemon
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Yeah, it took me (this is Jake, btw) about a week to get through the first hundred pages, specifically because I was dreading what I knew was to come. That happens to me every time I reread the series, really.
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The thing that gets me the most is the optimism and naivete of the Starks.
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I am seriously considering not finishing reading this series. Your "kidding" summing up of the tragedy which falls in these books is truly and utterly depressing and I'm really not sure if I want to go through that again...sheesh!
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Lyrhawn
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quote:
Originally posted by adenam:
The thing that gets me the most is the optimism and naivete of the Starks.

I must be a Stark at heart...I still think that I'll be somewhat happy and satisfied when the series is over.

Damn it all, I still have hope!

(Despite the best efforts of Martin to crush hope and everyone it knows)

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umberhulk
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It'll probably finish. The question is, will it be finished by Martin. He had a stroke last year, didnt he? (lol osc)
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Lyrhawn
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It'll either be finished by Martin or the Literature Elves. He's already said that he finishes it or no one does.

I think what happened at the end of last year was a bad case of the flu or pneumonia, not a stroke.

Either way, I think the last two will come much quicker than the last two. Far fewer road blocks left in his path.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Either way, I think the last two will come much quicker than the last two.

I get what you meant, but this sentence took a bit of rereading. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
It'll either be finished by Martin or the Literature Elves. He's already said that he finishes it or no one does.

I hope it doesn't come to this, of course, but if he does die before it's been written I hope his estate publishes his notes or something. Or that Martin has a deathbed change of heart and gives Daniel Abraham permission to finish the series.
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quote:
He had a stroke last year, didnt he? (lol osc)
Really?
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Jake
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Card did (or was it earlier this year? I can't remember). Martin didn't.
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Yes, but why is it funny?
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It'll either be finished by Martin or the Literature Elves. He's already said that he finishes it or no one does.
Of course, he's already got a tough row to hoe with me, but this does nothing to endear me to the man or want to invest any more into his series.
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Yes, what a terrible inconvenience. Of course, I read the Dune sequels and would have rathered Frank Herbert have that policy.

I'd rather have an incomplete series of excellent novels than a bunch of bad rushed ones. I'd rather nothing than what happened to Dune.

Good for George R. R. Martin. It's his story, after all.

And I don't see anyone here complaining about the last Alvin Maker book. Why does OSC get to get away with going so long? Why did Stephen King get more slack when it came to the Dark Tower?

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Jake
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Yes, but why is it funny?

Ah; I misunderstood your question. I don't see the humor either.

I'm not terribly upset that Martin is taking so long with the story. If book 5 is of the same quality as 1 or 2, I'll be happy. If it's of the same quality as 3, I'll be ecstatic. If it's more like 4 I'm not sure that I'll bother with 6.

I agree with 0, though, that I'd rather see the series left incomplete than see it bungled by a Kevin J. Anderson-type.

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quote:
I'd rather have an incomplete series of excellent novels than a bunch of bad rushed ones. I'd rather nothing than what happened to Dune.
While I agree, what has happened to Robert Jordan's story proves this to be a false dichotomy.
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It's his baby, too. It's his thing, and if he feels like he doesn't want to take the risk, isn't that understandable?

Because who's to say he WOULD have a Sanderson, instead of an Anderson?

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If he had anybody I think it'd be Daniel Abraham, and Abraham is definitely a first rate author.
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I think Jake is right. And I know that Ty has George's notes and knows "what happens," as well as anyone but George can.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Yes, but why is it funny?

Just ironic.

Something happened to George. It might not have been a stroke I guess. It was in like Decemeber or something.

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And really, why not have someone else complete them. Low risk, high reward.

Especially if Dance is bad.

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You know, I have to admit that I've been finding your comments so far to be in fantastically poor taste, umberhulk.
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umberhulk
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I get that a lot.
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LoL means laugh out loud, not "I found this ironic" which it isn't by the way.

This has been my *snark of the day*.

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Okay.
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I thought we could use this thread for spoilerific discussions of dance. No biggie either way. To separate random chatter for those who haven't gotten to dance yet but want to discuss it on the other thread.
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Even know what you intended Lyr, I couldn't stay away...bring on the spoilers!
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I am so happy Davos isn't dead. I mean, yeah, I already knew he wasn't going to die (because I spoilered myself up good, not because I "had a feeling" or anything), but it's still really, really gratifying.

And if I have to wait six more years to see Rickon on Skagos, it had better be freaking worth it.

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Okay. I've been looking through my shiny new copy of Dance.

And you know what? What I read makes me root for the Others.

Let the whole of Westeros burn. Nothing the Others do could be worse than what the people already do anyway.

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I bet you just hit on it! The Other's only come to wipe out the wicked like Noah's flood...so since the people are so rotten, up come the corpses to wipe the slate clean!
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I'd only be half surprised if that was true.

And I don't think I'd be all that upset...

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Well, that was the most productive day I've spent in ages - I managed to finish the book! [Smile]

Jon moving the wildlings - right idea? I think yes. I was actually pretty impressed by Jon in the book, for the most part. I was most impressed by his "death," which is in quotes because I'm fairly confident Mel will swoop in and save the day.

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It's called denial, Carrie. Denial. [Big Grin]
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