A Feast for Crows (Review of book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire)

Whats up people? Well the response has been good to my blog (11follower, hell ya) and so i ‘ve decided to update the blog every three days (though the wordpress interface baffles the shit out of me ). But lets review the book first ,shall we.
What happens when you kill all the main characters and write the next book?
A Feast for Crows.
A disclaimer -The books 4 and 5 are actually one book ,what has been done is in book 4 the after story of Red and Purple Wedding has been shown in King’s Landing and related characters .
In book5 the story travels North and in Free Cities and by the end of fifth book the stories unite.
Book4 is a small one covers basically Cersei in the aftermath of Tywin’s death . Cersei becomes the power centre but is unable to handle the pressure and falls into scheming and removing all her enemies but fails miserably and finally is overcome by Faith of Seven which in turn was empowered by Cersei to revive a 200 year old faith militantia .The story moves more towards religions and how they act when pressed to a corner , The red god ,drowned god, old and new gods its all  moving towards religions affecting ideoligies and when in tough times how powerful people try to mould religion to benifits, wile book 3 was treachery , deceit ,the attack of wildling on the wall and side by side the threat of white walkers and other things , wrath of dragons , war and conquerers ,this book is plainly an account of consolidation of the war.The war is almost over and its Now time for vengeance.
One continuos theme of this novel is the strength of women or their resolve for power , Cersei ,Merrywether ,Margery , Arriane and Sand Snakes of Dorne , Asha Greyjoy small wonder this book looks more of a drama sort than fantasy.
I’ll go with 4 out of 5 smileys for this book . Although the weakest book in the series it still has its strong points and makes for an interesting read never the less. Keep Reading for the review of the final novel (printed till date ). What else book should i review? Do suggest . Ciao !

 

A Storm of Swords ( Review of book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire)

Whats up people (dropped the bitches thing )its a family show (blog) . Its on then ,review of book 3 ,the review you have been waiting(read dying) for ,the review of the century, it’s gonna be awesome (enough blabering about a blog post). Damn me and my monologues.
We should start then ,shall we?
What do you get when you mix -wine and marriage ?,blood and marriage?,an apple and wedding ? (Makes no sense)
‘The Red Wedding’ .I am going to give away the biggest spoiler of the century ,so if you don’t have the stomach for soiled things close the damn tab and move away from your screen. I have done my duty you will read it on your own risk.The show viewers must have torn their clothes apart during these scenes you know i am talkin about Season 3 episode ‘Rains of Castemere’ (which undid the thing that this was the worst season of GOT). Everybody dies ‘Valar Morghulis’ ,it is indeed known but this kind of horrific massacare of lead characters (heroes of the story)is unprecedented .Just when you are rooting for Robb Stark (king in the North ) ,all seven hells break loose and the holy laws of hospitality is broken in Westros after centuries and Robb and his mother and all his lords are slaughtered at the wedding feast. Just when you think that the book is going on (much treaded)right vs. wrong path the writer kicks you in the butt and makes you ooze out your respect for him. For some readers it is too much to cope ,it feels as if your kin are murdered but once its over the story Story moves on and it forms another sort of vengeance which you will root for the rest of the books. The whole series turns into a sort of vengeance saga with everyone seeming to revenge something . There is a ‘purple wedding’ too but i wont give it away. The plot of Arya and Bran makes you fall in love ,Jaime is transformed completely ,Littlefinger is revealed, The strength of Tywin Lannister shows . You have to ,have to read this book to understand the shear pleasure of high fantasy and the genius goodness of the author. The story of Danerys drags on and on and you get a bit freaked out and the mountain collapses on the short appeared but an awesome character (Red Viper) .Winter is indeed coming on the realm and much shit is gonna happen. 6 out of 5 smileys for this book , i repeat again you have to read this..Next review in 3 days till then ‘Valar Morghulis’

A Clash of Kings (Review of book2 of A song of Ice and Fire)

What’s up people (though i have half a mind to write What’s up Bitches here..aah never mind)
I am back (where did i go?) with the review of the book on which the season2 of Game of Thrones is based.
Let’s get started then ,shall we.
Do you love dragons? 15th century medival history? Sorcery ? Blood Magic? War for honour ?50 shades of grey (wait where did this come up)?
Well shit just got real in the book 2 of the series ,the book is titled a Clash of Kings which is aptly named as the whole realm witnesses five kings (infact 6)
There is Joffrey Baratheon on the Iron Throne but there is a doubt over the legitimacy of his birth .
Stannis Baratheon ,Jeoffrey’s uncle who considers himself the rightful king as Jeoffrey is born of incest.
Renly Baratheon ,who is Staniss’s younger brother although he does’nt have a claim yet he wants to become the king with swords.
Then their is Robb Stark ,the king in the North and Trident who wants to carve out an independent kingdom like earlier times because his father was beheaded by Joffrey Baratheon.
And we have Balon Greyjoy Lord of the Iron Islands who also rose 10 years ago in defiance to the Iron Throne.
There are also Mance Rayder (the king beyond the wall) and Danerys Targareyan the last of her line who has just hatched 3 dragons on earth after 100 years and is named the mother of Dragons who claims the throne is hers because Targareyans ruled over Westros for 285 years before Robert Baratheon rebelled and claimed the throne for himself.
If we keep aside the dragons and Sorcery part the book could very well have passed for some account of a war in15th or 16th century Europe.
The writer instead of writing fiction has infact written an awesome account of war and warfare , the troubles of common folk in war times ,the high power game of alliances and the importance of capturing castles .
Readers will connect with the story of young Robb Stark and his direwolf and would cheer for him every time he appears.
The book is not lengthy and makes for an interesting read although there can be a bit confusion because of so many named characters and a lot of them named Frey’s
The book and the show.
You will find quite a few changes of facts in the book from show like Arya never meets Tywin as in the show and Robb is crowned at Riverrun ,Shae does not serve Sansa etc. Minor plots have been changed here and there yet the show and book go long the same line.
I always fell that after reading the books you cannot appreciate the beauty of the show so you should always go from screen to text and this is the suggestion in this case also.
The book series is good and so is the show yet the show looks more of a fantasy while the books seem some account of a war.
Well overall this book is comparable to book 1 in quality but book 1 is more eventful and chaotic .
I am going with 4.5 smileys out of 5 .You have to read this book to read the book 3 which is the best book in this series.
Winter is coming and so is the review of book3 .Keep reading .Ciao.

Game of Thrones (Book1 of A song of Ice and Fire review)

Whats up people .Now i know nobody has been reading my blog but still i have hope that someday i will be revered as an Int’l personality due to blogging…haha Kidding
Well this is my book Review #3 and i intend to write a lot more book reviews now because i have started reading a lot lately so today i am gonna review Game of Thrones (arghh not the show the Book) .
Now most of the Tv viewers who wait for Sunday night and switch on HBO might have noticed during the beginning sequence that this series is based on the novel series ‘A song of Ice and Fire ‘ by GRR Martin who apparently is the co -producer of the show and has also written some episodes . Game of Thrones is the book 1 of this seven book series which was published in 1991 .Till now we have seen 5 books of this series published and next book is expected before GRRM dies (well he should’nt die so soon) .
Lets start then ,shall we
Book 1 covers the Season1 of the show while it should have been the other way around but since i’ve seen the show first and read the books later (as is the case of majority) i would say otherwise .So the book starts where the show starts a deserter of the Night’s watch who is slain by Lord Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark ,the Lord of Winterfell and warden of the North. Oh wait i forgot to tell you that the book is situated in an imaginary kingdom of Westros which were made up of 7 independent kingdoms which were united as one by Aegon Targareyan the conquerer with the power of his Dragons some 300 years ago. The Targs ruled for 285 years beforw the present king Robert Baratheon oust him with the help of his childhood buddy Eddard Stark.
The king is visiting his friend and bannerman Eddard Stark after 10 years to ask him to come to the capital King’s Landing and rule as his Hand (basically Prime minister) as his previous hand Jon Arryn ,Warden of East died mysteriously
Well guys who have watched the show know all this and those who have not would read and know about it
So whar should i be speaking of here
The book is awesome well otherwise they wouldn’t have made a multi -million dollar show on it .After watching Season1 you would be playing all the scenes in your mind whilst reading and it would look like a waste of time but certain scenes and plots have been changed in the show and you will get an indepth analysis of the characters. by the end of the book you would be glad you started reading this
I would confess here this is my first fantasy series i havent even read Harry Potter which is a shame but i’ll read them and review them too but its an awesome book meant for everyone to read and enjoy
my rating -5 🙂 out of 5 .the book rocks .
Read it now ..Phew…
Review of book 2 next week.
Ciao

Review – The Firm by John Grisham.

I am not a real book expert ,nor do i fancy myself as one .But when it comes to books and novels most people are just ignorant and first buy the book because of its cover or writer or some friend’s reccomendation.
So why not just help a bit to you people?
Here’s my verdict of The Firm by John Grisham
The firm starts with enlightening on the lives of a Harvard Law School graduate ho has come from a moderate background and is married . Upon graduation he gets hired by ‘the firm ‘Bendini,
Lambert and Locke which is a niche company located in a small town Memphis.
But this firm is not what it appears to be, there is a secret which lies in the deep vaults of this firm .
What is it? What happens to our hero? Is the secret unearthed?
The firm is written well for the most part of the novel , the middle part is real crisp and builds on the mystery giving some real inside the industry functionality of law firms.
However the downsides are the abrupt ending, the poor mystery which is just as poor as the power game which goes on between FBI and the firm.
overall 3.5 smileys out of 5 .
An entertaining novel over the weekend or vacation.
Do give your own comments. Ciao.