Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday Three: A Feast for Crows

What is Thursday 3? It's a new weekly meme, hosted by Tasha, in which we will be discussing our love/hate relationship with our current read.

Here is how Thursday 3 works:
Take your current read, or book you previously finished, and tell me the following 3 things about it.

Character from the book you LOVE (This can be a character you want as your BFF or someone you want to take home to meet the parents)

Character from the book you HATE (This character does not have to be the villian, just someone you disliked)

Your overall LOVE/HATE of the book. (If you haven't decided your feelings for the book yet, or if you prefer, just provide a snippet from the book containing either the word "LOVE" or "HATE")

I'm currently reading A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Character I LOVE: Samwell Tarly! He reminds me a lot of Neville Longbottom (which probably accounts for the affection I feel for him) because he's so bumbling and cowardly. But he's also sweet and stands up for what's right. He's really starting to come into his own, which scares me because Martin tends to kill off awesome characters.

Character I HATE: Robert Arryn. I should probably say Petyr Baelish because he's so despicable, but I find Robert even more odious. And it's really not his fault - he's just so twisted and coddled and poor Sansa has to put up with him. I can't imagine being forced to marry my sickly Oedipal cousin.

My overall LOVE/HATE for the book: I haven't decided yet, but it's leaning more towards hate. The chapters alternate between narrators, which is great if the narrator is a character I like or one who has an interesting story (Cersei, Sansa, Samwell) and really hard to get through if the narrator is unlikable or uninteresting (Brienne). It's definitely not as good as the previous book in the series.


Tasha said...

Thanks Jessi for participating!! I haven't read this book, but your take on it sounds like it might go either way on my need to read/miss this read scale... Merry Christmas and happy reading!!!

jessi said...

Thanks for visiting, Tasha, and Happy Christmas! So far, the third book in the series is my favorite, but I really enjoy the world Marttin has created. :)