Sword Porn

The fourth book of the Game of Thrones series has its good points. The character building in A Feast for Crows is as good as in the first three books and the plot certainly quickens and thickens. But sometimes the good novelry is shamefully overshadowed by the porn.

Not the sexual play descriptions. mind you. They are as stimulating as the erotic novels of Ann Rice. No, George R.R. Martin loves his violence. Especially his torture scenes, which set the teeth on edge. Sword porn is a good name for it, even when razors are the weapons of choice. Unless you like fright and blood.

Not that I’m not still hooked on the tale. I just like to note complaints now and then and it’s easier to do it here than on Amazon where my helpful rating would suffer in the series’ overwhelming popularity.

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