15 June 2016

Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin

Title: Tuf Voyaging

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Tuf-Voyaging-George-R-R-Martin-ebook/dp/B009SS9632

Genre: Sci-fi, Action and Adventure

Pages: 448                         

Status: Finished

Recommended for awisls: Recommended


Have I said already that I love George Martin’s writing? I guess I have to repeat it at least once a month :)))

“Tuf Voyaging” is written as well as the rest of Martin’s books, and consists of seven sci-fi stories about Haviland Tuf, a space trader who comes across a ginormous spaceship and in a crazy battle between his ex-companions becomes its sole possessor.

The book started well; I was loving Martin’s writing and imagination. He had created some truly creepy monsters from far away planets. I loved how Tuf crossed the vast space and encountered all those scary creatures and inhabitants from other worlds, all of whom where in some kind of need. Unfortunately the book began going downhill from the second story. By the end of the seventh I was happy that it was over.

While Martin is a fantastic writer, his stories sometime tend to get a bit boring. Those who have read “The Song of Ice and Fire” aka “The Game of Thrones” know what I mean. A masterful writer, Martin can drag and drag and drag and not tell anything interesting. Very soon “Tuf Voyaging” became dull. Tuf himself was an unlikable character, and maybe that was one of the reasons I wanted to finish the book ASAP. He was portrayed as a kind and honorable person, hating violence and doing everything to stop it, but seriously, he was very unlikable. So much that by the end I just couldn’t stand him anymore. I haven’t met a character more arrogant and self-conceited than Haviland Tuf. I want to keep my review spoiler-free, so won’t go into details, but Tuf’s know-it-all behavior really got on my nerves. Still, I'm not sorry I read the book. If you're a Martin fan, by all means give it a try.

Of course I recommend this book to the awisl. George R.R. Martin’s books are a must-read; don’t miss them.

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