One for the George R.R. Martin fans…
A report from the Boskone convention (see entry #57), which GRRM attended, says that A Feast for Crows is still not complete but will be soon. The book will be about 1300 pages long when completed and will most likely be available in the UK first. The book has 19 point-of-view characters (the earlier books had 8, 9 and 10 respectively). There are many more details about the books in the link so fans will want to check it out.
I have yet to read any of the 3 books in the Song of Ice & Fire series but several friends have raved about it and I am anxious to get to it. But 1300 pages…Wow!
A previous post on bloated fantasy mentioned GRRM one of the violators. He is the one author who, until the bloated fantasy article, I never heard associated with bloated fantasy. (Solar Flare agrees.) What surprises me is that these books have not become the target of booksplitting.