Originally Posted by Old Dude
Finished Game of Thrones, and now I'm about 100 pages into part II, A Clash of Kings. I am totally hooked. This is, by far, the best fantasy epic I've read since Lord of the Rings.
Also reminds me of an old board game we used to play around my house called "Kingmaker." Kind of like Risk, except you get to grab heirs to the throne and execute them for strategic advantage.
Ok, I'm reading the second book of this series now (about half-way through) and I have to ask, what's the big deal? I'm sure I'll finish the series, but I can't see myself spending the cash to own these books. I'd have to rate them about half way between "not bad" and "pretty good." The dwarf is a kick in the a$$ though. By far the best character in the entire book.
Now, I just need to figure out how to return that pesky Corvallis, Or. library book. Hmmmmmm.....