Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Train Robbery & Song of Ice and Fire Book 3

The Great Train RobberyThe Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Great Train Robbery is a historical fiction as described, so it is based on a true case of well, the Great Train Robbery.

At first I was moaning how boring it was, but it was because he was first describing and explaining how the railways are becoming important and such and it was a bore. At first!

I need to only brace myself for the first 20 or 30 pages of boring description, before thoroughly enjoying all the others.

It was written well, in true Crichton fashion. No dithering, no over excessive description. So it makes for a quick read. I enjoyed the explanation on the economic and social aspect of England in the 1800s, and some interesting side explanation.

I enjoyed it thoroughly and it was interesting and intriguing. No muss and fuss historical fiction thriller.

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really, really like this book.

So far, this book had been the best (yet to read A Feast of Crows and A Dance with Dragons ). This had been the only one in the series that I loathe to put down. A literal page turner.

In this book 3, there is a whole lot of character development that I really like. I never like Daenarys before, but by the end damn I love her. All of the other characters are the same. I don't want to throw a spoiler here, but by golly, most of them seems real to me after I put down the book and I have a hard time not thinking of them when I didn't read the book. Really I have no life.

The stories never goes how you will thought it goes, some I can guess, but a lot is really surprising and by the end of the book I am itching to immediately read the next book. However I am refraining, and maybe I'll pick it up again in a couple of months or so.

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