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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

Opinions...we all have them

I stumbled on this earlier today: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/58919-am-i-missing-something-about-mistborn-im-really-not-seeing-where-all-this-praise-is-coming-from/

It amuses me because on this fan site for G.R.R Martin's books his fans are giving the exact thoughts I think about his books. Middling, not exactly the revolution for fantasy that people say, bland characterisation etc.etc.  Also anyone bringing Cormac Mccarthy in for literature discussion turns me away - the man might be aiming for poetry but it's a poetry with less lyricism than people acclaim. It feels stilted. But that's how I feel about it. Plenty of his fans think opposite. Are we both right? Both wrong? What?

Where am I running with this? People have differing opinions. I guess it's worth considering other opinions when making your own statements about your opinions...