This was undoubtedly the most tedious book labeled fiction that I have ever trudged through. I even skipped pages, lots and felt like it was a punishment.
I do, also, have to admit that there were parts that were excellent. Unfortunately, they were few and FAR between.
First off, I did not connect with any of the characters. I did not like any of them. That, I'm sure what one reason it did not entertain me. Secondly, I get it, Martin had a tough life. He was very unlikable in his fictional life and to me, as a reader. Considering at least 2/3 of the books dealt with Martin's boring, mundane and spineless early years, it did not bode well for my expectations.
I gave this story an extra star because there were some good parts and the author went through a lot of work in writing this book.
Thanks to Little, Brown and Company and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.