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comment by francopoli

The last two books felt like "Oh, shit, I need to force this towards a conclusion" and got lost somewhere along the way. The Expanse books, despite my issues with them, at least move a story along.

kleinbl00  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've heard Dance with Dragons was rewritten entirely once because the first draft, one of his buddies said "but if X is with Y then this whole thing with Z is wrong" so he had to start over. It's also the book where the story goes from "expanding outward" to "wrapping up loose ends" which means he had to be a lot more precise with it. I kinda feel a lot of the important stuff got buried in chaff so it wouldn't be so obviously important.