I have spent the last 2.5 years reading Game of Thrones – all of the five in-print full books. I am admittedly a slow reader by anyone’s definition. They are not easy books to read. Not books that compel you to read endlessly. The books have annoyed me intensely to the point that I have thrown them across the room. They have made me livid. But I have persevered through the 1,000+ pages of each one, and got to the end of Book 5 … not the last book, there are two more still to be written, if George R.R. Martin lives that long.
I wont put spoilers here for anyone who is watching the series or reading … but every time I bought into a character, they were killed off. Endless new characters were added. Each chapter started the same way with a slow-burn of what was happening around the character and in the last 2 or 3 pages of the chapter, finally fi-na-ly he would get to the damn point. Aaaand just as that character was getting interesting the chapter would end and you’d start the hard slog again. And it was a hard slog.
But I had to persevere, I had to know how it ended, I needed to know who was going to save the day … not *that* person because they got killed with two chapters to go! The. Fuck!!
Moreover the final chapter ended with “and that’s how Khal Jhaqo found her” … what?? That’s it??!! That’s all there is?? Two and a half years invested for *that*! *throws book in the air and walks off*!!
So I needed a new book, I needed a good book, I asked for recommendations – several people recommended “Gone Girl” – people had raved about it and so I read ..
Gone Girl was a great book, a fabulous book, note the past-tense … right up until the last page, when it just ended with “I don’t have anything else to add. I just wanted to make sure I had the last work. I think I’ve earned that”
Are you f’ing joking – what the absolute ??
It’s like the Gillian Flynn, tho author, just didn’t know how to bring it to a conclusion – a shoddy ending to an excellent book.
Can anyone recommend a GOOD book?