Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator
I'll be honest--I haven't gotten past GOT yet, though its certainly not because the book is unreadable. Martin's prose is fairly snappy. Your discussions are leading me to consider dropping the Malazan Book of the Fallen to get through the 5 ASOIAF novels.
Do any of you recommend Armageddon Rag?
I've never read it, but Martin himself has talked about it being an unimaginable failure that nearly ended his novel writing career. The publisher thought it would do bukoos of sales and gave him a big advance but it didn't sale for ****. After that he couldn't get much of an advance on anything. A Storm of Swords is what got him back on track.
Lol so you could give it a shot.