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A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust (A So&hellip by George R. R. Martin
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing...., 20 Jun 2012
Yes, I know I'm not the first to say that the book disappointed me. It was too long and nothing new happened. Tyrion and Dany, my favorite characters ever since the first book, were unrecognisable: flat, uninteresting, frankly boring. No character development at all, either for those two or any of the others. The new POVs introduced added nothing more than pages to the story. The plot itself didn't seem to move an inch. Maybe, if I had not had to wait such a long time between books, I would have been less disappointed. But to have to wait for years only to realise that I must wait for I don't know how many more for the next book, well, that feels like a downright betrayal.

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The Liveship Traders (2) - The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 15 Nov 2010
Hobb's Liveship trilogy is truly excellent. I was hooked form the first chapter of the first book. I was caprivated by the minute detail of descriptions and the careful build-up of believable characters. She creates a believable, exciting universe, by expanding our knowledge of the universe she presented to us in the Farseer trilogy and by subtly linking, as the story progresses, the Liveship trilogy with the previous one. Some twists in plot I foresaw before they actually unfolded in the three books (who Amber really is, which was Igrot's ship, the dragon lifecycle etc), but others actually surprised me (such as Kennit's origins). What I have loved in all Hobb's books is not only her… Read more
Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith
Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith
This was actually the book that introduced me to Arkady Renko, and even now, after having read most of his other books, I think this was probably the best. The way MCSmith recreates the despair and the grim determination of the people left behind after Chernobyl and the devastation of the land... And there is a haunting parallel between the grimness & devastation of the exclusion zone and the character & feelings of Arkady Renko. The plot, the descriptions, the writing, all were first class. It made me feel I was right there, in the haunted lands around Chernobyl, plodding on against all odds together with the inhabitants of the place and Renco himself. I cannot recomend this book highly… Read more

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