“A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin

A Clash of KingsFor weeks now I’ve been trying to write my thoughts on this book but haven’t been able to do so until now. I read A Clash of Kings back in October. It took me two months to complete it. Why? Well, I wasn’t gripped by the story as I was when I first read it.

I’m currently rereading the Song of Ice and Fire series; it’s my way of dealing with the slow publishing process for the books. I’ve decided to reread a book every few months until (hopefully) the next in the series is published. My plan is that by the time another book is published, I would have completed all the books leading up to it.

It’s the first time I’m rereading these books so I didn’t hope for much. Because of that I was surprised to find myself anticipating the turn of every page when rereading A Game of Thrones. I thought the same would happen with A Clash of Kings but no such luck. I wasn’t hypnotized by the words or fascinated by the unfolding of events. I was still interested, yes, but I didn’t miss the story when I broke from it to do other things. So it took a while for me to complete this book and I didn’t read as closely as I wanted to. Still, I noticed more this time than I did on my first read. That’s one of the many reasons why I enjoy rereading books.

Spoilers abound beyond this point.

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