Originally Posted by Matt79
I've been reading George R.R. Martin's excellent Songs of Ice and Fire series - having finished "A Feast for Crows" I'm now stuck until he finishes the next installment.
I've enjoyed it because of the way he successfully developed the characters and built such a complex and interesting world, without getting himself so bogged down in details/complexity that it gets paralysed, like Robert Jordan did with his once promising Wheel of Time series.
I disagree. Robert Jordan could add great feeling but not the same depth as GRRM can.
Wonderful series. Excellent character development and so many of his characters are just amazingly original and not merely fantasy stereotypes.
But The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossini earlier this year was the latest realy good book I've read as well as a few by Kazuo Ishiguro.