Bookworm

Book finished

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

You know what, I just don't even care anymore. This story is out of steam, it's really just going round and round with no purpose. It wasn't bad writing but it was pointless writing. I'm not going to bother with the rest of the series, at least for now.

I might pick it up again eventually, but I'm completely uninterested in another of these for now. The last third of this book I was just hoping for it to end faster.

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I'm doing this one on audiobook right now, and I agree it's dragging. Also, it's rather frustrating watching the POV characters make stupid mistake after stupid mistake. Only a few characters have actually accomplished anything meaningful in three books; the rest is just a means of tormenting the reader by giving them lots of perspective on a character, and then killing them off.

On the other hand, the HBO miniseries is quite good, IMHO. They've had to tighten up the storyline a fair amount to adopt it to TV.
I'm really not that interested in getting involved with a miniseries. I've got 20 or 30 years worth of other TV to catch up on. Right now I'm halfway through the first season of DS9. I still haven't finished TNG either, let alone Voyager or Enterprise (and I know people say I should let them alone).

I also have about 400 movies on my "to watch" list - I started a Netflix account and I'm trying to watch a couple a week.

But in general, with the exception of the Tolkein books, I'm not that interested in watching an adaptation of a book.