It's common knowledge that Feast for crows is, to put it mildly, the less interesting of the novels. It is partly because of the lack of Jon, Tyrion and Daenerys. Which is no problem for the show, since they seem to have followed the actual chronology and mixed books 4 and 5, but there are, IMO, other problems. How do you people think the writers of the show could improve the book ? Here are my suggestions :
- cut almost everything Brienne. Don't get me wrong, I like Brienne as much as everyone else, but her chapters looking for Sansa were painfully boring. They should either find a way to make them entertaining or compelling ( like, I don't know, have Sansa disappear totally from the show for several ?pisodes, so there's some urgencyin finding her, when there's none in the book), or keep onlythe event that actuallymatters, i.e. her encounter with the Brotherhood. As a matter of fact, instead of using a random Lannister, as in the novels, I'd wait for Brienne's encounter with the Brotherhood to reveal "Lady Ironheart". ( She hasn't showed up in the show yet, has she ? I've got some catch-up to do ... ) Or, use the Lannister first, but without showing her face, and then Bam ! blow everyone's mind by revealing her to both Brienne and the viewers simultaneously.
- in a similar way, Sam's travels should be reduced to their key points ( his Relationship with Ginny, Aegon's death, his encounter with Arya ), since they don't really serve a purpose ( yet ).
- dial down the political shenanigans. I mean, we don't need as much detail as in the books on Dornian politics ( Ariane's plan to kidnap Myrcella should be dealt within one episode, no more ), orto fully understand the incompetence of Cersei's council and the way she loses more and more control. Mostly,just keep the funny bits ( Cersei's verbal catfights with Margaery ) or the emotional ones ( Oberyn's revenge ) without turning it into The West Wing : Westeros edition ( with all due respect to the West Wing ).
- should stay exactly how they are : Jaime's chapters, and above all, Arya's chapters ( can't wait to see the "Faceless God"'s temple !!! ) Those have a clear structure, and shouldn't have a comma removed.
What do you think ?