Spoiler Check: I have completed “A Feast for Crows” by George R.R. Martin
It was a pretty meagre feast at that. Barely an amuse bouche.
What has me completely baffled is the final chapter, if it can be called that, “Meanwhile, back on the wall…” which is nothing more than the author’s excuse for delivering half a story. Martin claims to have written lots of chapters about all the characters but there was too much for a single volume so he decided his “readers would be better served by a book that told all the story for half the characters, rather than half the story for all the characters”.
But we don’t get the whole story for any of the characters. For the most part we are left with a load of cliffhangers, or in Brienne’s case a noosehanger. And if all the other characters’ chapters had already been written in June 2005, why the hell did it take Martin until 2011 to get A Dance with Dragons out?