But, you know, without spoilers.
Although it’s probably not the longest book I’ve read in my life, I know the longest book I’ve read in the last ten years is A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin (Book #3 in the Song of Fire and Ice series). The 1,128 pages flew by. That’s the hallmark of a good story, I think—length doesn’t matter in the least if the story is gripping. Here’s my entire Goodreads review:
Edge-of-my-seat reading. So much unbelievable stuff happened. Absolutely no spoilers in this review. I hope people don’t wait for season three of the HBO series to read this book. It’s one of those slowly unfolding stories that can only be paced correctly in writing. Without the backstory of the characters from the first two books, the events in this installment wouldn’t be nearly as explosive. Everyone tells me that the rest of the series disappoints. I don’t know if that’s true; but the build-up to this book was totally worth it.
Before reading this series, I stayed far far away from fantasy. In fact, several coworkers at the bookstore I worked at recommended this series to me over the years. But I would always shake my head and say, “I don’t do fantasy.” When I finally picked up the first book, I couldn’t stop reading. Within two weeks, I was ripping through this third book. As you can tell, I was blown away.
Anyone who’s read the book or watched the series knows the devastating events entombed within. It is, by far, my favorite installment in the series.
And judging by this video, people did wait until the series. BEWARE! The video has spoilers.