A Feast for Crows

Martin

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Is anybody else getting sick and tired of waiting for that book? I mean the 3rd one came out in 2001!

The latest from Martin: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/nextbook.html

Well, 2003 has come to an end... but sad to say, A FEAST FOR CROWS hasn't.
I'm getting closer, though, page by bloody page. Yesterday I finished another chapter, the forty-first (though I do move these chapters around as I write, so it probably won't be the forty-first when FEAST is finally published). It's a Davos chapter, his second in the volume.
I now have 911 manuscript pages in something very close to final draft form. I also have about eight additional chapters in fragmentary form, a couple of them fairly close to completion. But there's more that will be needed after that. I don't believe in saying, "Okay, I've got X number of pages, that's enough, I'll end the book." Each volume is a part of the overall story, but also needs its own beginning, middle, climax, and end to make for a satisfying read. As I have said here before, I am writing as fast as I can, but my first priority is to make the novel as good as it be.


*sigh*
 

kaymin

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Sick and tired :|

but i can't complain, storm of swords was too good and probably the best book i've ever read:eek:
 

Kelvrick

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WEll, it took about 2 years for the last one to come out. This one taking a bit longer, and is longer then the third (which is already really long). I'm thinking its almost done because he hasn't updated his site in a month. Probably working out the last details (hopefully).
 

Howard

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I don't care how long it takes as long it equals or surpasses the previous volumes.
 

Kelvrick

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Originally posted by: RabidMongoose
It'll be worth the wait as long as it's very long and good!

Well, it does say he has about 900 pages of manuscript so far. Thats a bit longer then the third, which was longer then the second.

EDIT: 900, not 1000. I think it'll be around 1000 when done though.
 

CanOWorms

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Originally posted by: z0mb13
why is he so good?? which book should I start on??

The first one is A Game of Thrones.

People like him since the characters aren't black/white good/evil etc. Everyone has good and bad qualities, everyone is "grey." He tends to slaughter off main characters, too. Of course there are tons of other reasons people like him, but those are some of the popular ones :)
 
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Originally posted by: z0mb13
why is he so good?? which book should I start on??

A Game of Thrones is the first one.

It's just a very good and epic series. I don't really read 'fantasy' type books, but this series is just excellent. It's really unpredictable, gritty, and anything can happen...
 

Kelvrick

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I started a discussion thread since this thread got me thinking about it again.

Plus, I was asked to come into work by the boss but he's not here. Plus a T1 was put in last week, so I'm going through my work but I can also atot. :)
 

ElFenix

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Originally posted by: CanOWorms
Originally posted by: z0mb13
why is he so good?? which book should I start on??

The first one is A Game of Thrones.

People like him since the characters aren't black/white good/evil etc. Everyone has good and bad qualities, everyone is "grey." He tends to slaughter off main characters, too. Of course there are tons of other reasons people like him, but those are some of the popular ones :)

iirc he has never killed a character whose viewpoint has been presented
 

Kelvrick

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: CanOWorms
Originally posted by: z0mb13
why is he so good?? which book should I start on??

The first one is A Game of Thrones.

People like him since the characters aren't black/white good/evil etc. Everyone has good and bad qualities, everyone is "grey." He tends to slaughter off main characters, too. Of course there are tons of other reasons people like him, but those are some of the popular ones :)

iirc he has never killed a character whose viewpoint has been presented

What are you talking about. He's killed off several. Head on over to my Song of Ice and Fire thread and we'll discuss it. Don't wanna ruin it for people here.