Whereupon I stop reading A Game of Thrones

Somebody tell me I’m crazy. Or agree with me, who knows?

I’m right at 50% of the way through A Game of Thrones, and I’m about to put it down. Once I start reading something, I usually finish it, even if its not my most favoriteist thing in the world. I’ll chalk it up to ‘broadening my experiences.’

The last time I put a book down like this, it had JOHN CLANCY on the title in huge letters, but not, as I soon discovered, as the author.

So what’s the problem? The simplest way I can put it is that I’m not looking forward to picking it up again. Compared to the huge list of things I have to read, it’s not speaking to me.

Am I being ridiculous? Short-sighted? Missing something really cool that will happen if I just stick with it a bit longer?

Inquiring mind wants to know. Let me know in the comments below.



  1. I’m enjoying it but I don’t think you are missing something – that is, if it’s not grabbed you by the 50% mark, I really don’t think it is going to.

    (how can you not care what’s going to happen to jon snow?! *sniffle*)

  2. You know, I’ve heard about other people having this reaction. One friend of mine found the characters unlikeable and relentlessly cruel and he just couldn’t go on. Others have said they got bored. I say, to each their own! If you ain’t feelin’ it, you ain’t feelin’ it!

Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky