Yes, I'm still reading it. In my defense, an 800+ page book isn't something that can be blown through easily, nor in the case of this one, should it. I'm nearing the 600 page mark and it's blown me away much like A Game of Thrones did. Having said that, the book didn't really pick up for me until Shadar Logoth and when group is scattered. That's not to say that the book before that was bad, but having eight protagonists traveling together gets a bit stale after a while. After Shadar Logoth, however, EotW picks up and becomes a real page turner. Can't wait to finish it.
Having said that, who the heck goes into a tomb with a dude named Mordeth? That's like going anywhere with Hannibal Lector.
Here's the thing about the Our Valued Customers webcomic: it's all true. The strips are based off of actual, honest-to-god things that Tim Chamberlain, the creator of the comic, has overheard or seen at the comic book store that he works at. Someone actually said this!
A modified version of Billy Idol's "White Wedding" song popped in my head tonight and after mentioning it on Tumblr, one of my followers pointed me to this video featuring that very thing. Check it out:
Personally, I think the people behind Game of Thrones should have paid Idol to record a Red Wedding version of his song and played it during that part of the episode and the credits. Just rub the salt into the wound there.
I decided to undertake a massive summer reading project, since I tend to read quite a lot during the summer months and I have loads of books that I've been wanting to read or finish. Top of the pile was The Protector's War, which I bought about a week ago from a used book store.
The book is the second in Stirling's Emberverse series, which follows several groups of survivors after an unknown event (called the Change) robs the world of electricity, gunpowder, and explosives. Suddenly thrust back into the middle ages, the Bearkillers, Clan Mackenzie, and several other factions are forced to fight for survival in western Oregon and against the machinations of the Portland Protection Association, who desire to control the Willamette Valley as they can. Hit the jump for more, but beware of spoilers.