A Feast for Crows

I bought the electronic edition from Powell’s online store during the week (easily half the price I would have to pay for a new hardback in a Belgian bookshop). Funnily enough it doesn’t seem to be available any more from that source (check here). Anyway, my PDA’s battery only lasts a couple of hours at a time, so I’m in thr frustrating position of being two-thirds of the way through but can’t get any further today as the charger is at work.

I’ve skimmed enough on-line reviews to know that there is no grand climax coming, but I am really enjoying it so far: in particular, I like the parallelism of Brienne and Jaime’s separate engagements with honour. And we are seeing just enough of the Stark sisters to feel that more is happening there. More on this once I’ve finished it, in what will certainly be a spoiler-laden review behind cut-tags, but here I wanted to flag a couple of linguistic points:

I notice Martin using “one-and-ten”, “two-and-ten”, “three-and-ten” instead of “eleven, twelve, thirteen”. Also “good-daughter” and “good-son” instead of “daughter-in-law” and “son-in-law”. At some point very soon after I have finished A Feast for Crows I will go back and see if he had those usages in the earlier books to, but I don’t think he did – anyone care to set me right on this?

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1 Response to A Feast for Crows

  1. nwhyte says:

    If this is the best android phone on the market today, I shudder to think what the others are like. I haven’t even tried complaining directly to them; absolutely clear from their website that they don’t really care about customer feedback (which, thinking about it, should have been another danger sign before I bought the thing).

    Glad to hear that the HD at least has more memory. One of the things that winds me up is that one really has no idea what’s going on in the phone memory – at least the file managed seems reasonably transparent on the contents of the HD card, but you can hardly see inside the phone at all.

    I am considering rooting as a course of action. I’m about to give up on it anyway so there’s nothing left to lose. On the other hand, will it actually make things any better?

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