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This review is from: A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) (Paperback)Other reviews are absolutely ridiculous! 1 star ratings are totally unfair just because they didn't read the description properly! You're meant to review the book, not the transaction! It was quite clear that the book had reasonably been split into two as it would be far too big to publish in one paperback volume.
Excellent book, as usual, can't wait for the next.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2012 18:09:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Mar 2012 18:15:15 GMT
R. P. Hughes says:
In rebuttal of your comments, we did read the description, but when we pre-ordered the book, it was promoted as being new and long awaited. No mention was made of it being the second part of a hardback previously published in a single volume. That information was added at a later date, no doubt after complaints were made. As to it being far too big to publish in one paperback volume, that is also not the case. I still have my single volume copy of the complete Lord of the Rings.
Posted on 18 Mar 2012 21:37:45 GMT
P. Evans says:
Hear, hear, Holly for pointing out that these 1 star reviews are ridiculous. I've not read Book 5 yet, but how any one who reads these books can get this far into the series and NOT realise that the latest hardback would be 2 paperbacks, still called Book 5 Dance with Dragons, for goodness sakes, is beyond me. Would GRRM release a new book so soon after the last? No. Would it be in paperback first? No. Has everyone forgotten that Book 3 was split up in paperback in exactly the same way?
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2012 11:25:53 GMT
I actually pre-ordered this in January. It was clear to me that it was the second half of ADWD. Do you honestly think, along with every other person who is complaining, that they would release it in paperback BEFORE they released it in hardback? Yes, perhaps Amazon wasn't clear on it AND they've offered refunds. And personally, I wouldn't fancy carrying around a 1100+ page book, I've made that mistake before, if you're more than happy, then good for you, but now publishers realise that over 1000 pages is too big for a paperback. I'm chuffed they split it. It makes sense as volume 1 is parallel in time with AFFC and volume 2 is after the events in AFFC.
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