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User avatar #3 - anonymoose ONLINE (03/20/2014) [-]
Tolkien would spend an entire page describing the stairs and surrounding area, then another 2 about how Legolas descended the stairs.
User avatar #11 to #3 - eight ONLINE (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.
User avatar #15 to #11 - anonymoose ONLINE (03/20/2014) [-]
I'm reading ASOIAF and he doesn't even touch the amount of detail Tolkien does.
User avatar #16 to #15 - eight ONLINE (03/20/2014) [-]
What book are you on? It's more apparent in books 4-5.
User avatar #17 to #16 - anonymoose ONLINE (03/20/2014) [-]
Nearly finished book 1, he's really descriptive but Tolkien literally spends a page describing hills.
User avatar #18 to #17 - eight ONLINE (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.
User avatar #19 to #18 - galgawine (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.
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