Ok listen, most people are of two camps with these books: either they’ve read ’em and love ’em or they’ve heard a lot about them but haven’t read them yet. Either way, I feel like everyone and their mom has reviewed these or read reviews of these, and quite frankly the thought of trying to summarize or recap these 924 pages (yes *924*) makes me want to ugly Dawson cry.
So with that, I’m going to tell you this: this book is the third installment in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and it gives a lot of payoff to the events that were set up in A Clash of Kings, and consequences to the events that happened there as well. This book is my favorite so far of the series, and well worth the crazy amount of pages contained within it.
So anyways, I decided what better way to truly represent the experience of reading this book than with a series of gifs (I know some of you are anti-gif and I apologize in advance). Without further ado…
Here’s how I started out reading this book:
And then, because GRRM is a very wordy man, there may have been a bit of this:
But then, THEN. I had been warned that there was a part that would make me throw my book in anger. I thought I had time, but I was WRONG. I read it in public and therefore could neither yell, nor throw anything (well, not without getting arrested probably) but this is what I looked like on the inside:
I was seriously angry for an entire day, no joke. However, GRRM slightly made up for it a bit later in the book and I looked a little more like this:
And then GRRM threw out one more bomb, did a mike drop and left me eagerly anticipating the next book and looking like this:
And that rollercoaster of emotion is what you can look forward to experiencing should you choose to read this book and/or series. Which you totally should.