|Submitted by Spike |
(Oct 05, 2005)
Great expectations can usually ruin a "good" book, movie or even a video game. But not this one...
I started reading the series from book three, "A Storm of Swords" which i also think is the best one yet, even by a small margin.
If the first book chronicles a family's downfall, the second depicting an all out war, then the third book is about vengeance and treachery. Resembling the Greek tragedy theme of Yvris-Tishis-Nemesis with Machiavelian elements, this book takes the series into new heights delivering everything that makes the fantasy genre so great.
Every POV chapter is a saga on its own that changes, evolves, grows. This "movement" is what makes Martin's characters the best out there.
How can a disgusting character with moral issues, become one of the most fun to read and likeable protagonists? By getting to see his POV, and find that underneath the rotten shell there is true gold.
But as great this book is, i know its not for everyone. Its dark and moody featuring underage sex, heavy language, macabre scenes and multiple deaths.
I feel sorry for those who will pass on reading it, because having read most of the popular authors out there, this RR is on a league on its own.