Martin had already established himself as a giant in the field of fantasy literature. The first of two stunning collections, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat for readers, offering fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master. A dazzling array of subjects and styles that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans. Martin is a writer like no other. In fact. Martin, and he always delivers.
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Heres what George R. Martin said in "I was a lot better at starting stories than I was at finishing them" Isnt that just terribly hilarious? George R. R Martin is such a versatile writer. His ease at switching numerous point of views is testimony to this in A Song of Ice and Fire. But, he has also written many other novels and short stories. Hes just as adept at writing science fiction as he is fantasy.
A wide range of stories What surprised me the most when reading this was that I actually enjoyed each and every short story. With collections like this there are almost always a few that stand and, inevitably, a few that are easily forgotten. With this every short story stood out. They are all unique in their own way, and demonstrate an author who is completely confident in his craft.
I have nothing bad to say about this at all. It was thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend it to his fans. The variety is quite astonishing. I expected many of the stories to be fairly similar or at the very least of a similar style. The Pear Shaped Man is a creepy story that had almost elements of Lovecraft to it.
Sankings was very unique, and very strange. Certainly, one I want to read again and provide a separate review for in the future. Simply because it shows how his initial idea developed into his epic. It is divided into sections of his life, sections in which he wrote different stories. He provides a mini narrative in the form of an introduction to each part, which is frank and revealing. He explains why he took up writing and describes his early experiences in the field.
He is a man who has always been dedicated to what he does and one who had to work really hard to be successful. Such as the terrible Armageddon Rag. That was just dull. So these little additions made reading this all the more interesting. This was a good collection.
Dreamsongs: Volume I
Start your review of The Complete Dreamsongs Write a review May 16, Feamelwen rated it really liked it A general review of this book wouldnt do it justice, so Ill start with a short overview of every story and finish it up with a few general observations about Martins style, voice and career until A Song of Ice and Fire. Introduction Gardner Dozois, a science-fiction writer, presents two compelling arguments about Martins stories. A Four-Color Fanboy Martin tells the tale of a nerdy comics-obsessed child living in a poor industrial district in New Jersey and his first clumsy stories. Pretty funny. The Fortress A not particularly interesting retelling of an episode of Finnish history.
Dreamsongs, Volume II
Heres what George R. Martin said in "I was a lot better at starting stories than I was at finishing them" Isnt that just terribly hilarious? George R. R Martin is such a versatile writer. His ease at switching numerous point of views is testimony to this in A Song of Ice and Fire.
The Complete Dreamsongs
Dreamsongs, Volume I