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#3 - anonymoose
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(03/20/2014) [-]
Tolkien would spend an entire page describing the stairs and surrounding area, then another 2 about how Legolas descended the stairs.
#11 to #3 - eight
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(03/20/2014) [-]
You can't speak until you've read GRRM's novels A Song Of Ice And Fire (The series Game Of Thrones is based upon).

The man goes into so much detail. When he describes the feasts, which are constant, he can go two or three pages describing every item on the table, everyone attending the feast. Although he does this beautifully, it turns out awful, because we simply don't care. It kicks the reader out of the story.
#15 to #11 - anonymoose
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(03/20/2014) [-]
I'm reading ASOIAF and he doesn't even touch the amount of detail Tolkien does.
#16 to #15 - eight
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(03/20/2014) [-]
What book are you on? It's more apparent in books 4-5.
#17 to #16 - anonymoose
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(03/20/2014) [-]
Nearly finished book 1, he's really descriptive but Tolkien literally spends a page describing hills.
#18 to #17 - eight
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(03/20/2014) [-]
Can't say I remember that much detail from Tolkien. Though I read the trilogy when I was 9-10 and that was almost 12 years ago.
#19 to #18 - galgawine
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(03/20/2014) [-]
I've read both and I agree that Tolkien goes into much more detail than Martin does. Both are amazing writers and both go into great detail but I think Martin is more in touch with how much a person can stand before they get that the river is really clean and you don't need to write an essay about it. If you know what I mean.