Post by The Horny Goat Post by EGK
Yup. The only saving grace is the TV show is way better than the books and
they'll at least finish the story before we all die.
Not hard to accomplish when book 6 was supposed to be out 3 years ago
In other words, TV seasons 6 and 7 are out and coming out while book 6
isn't. It's easy to look good under those circumstances!
I think George R.R. Martin must be so thoroughly blocked at this point
that someone may have to finish the books for him. The stress on
Martin must be incredible. His publisher must be after him like a
rabid dog. (Note that the TV people pretty much said "Enough of this
shit, we're moving on." That could not have helped. When the TV
series ends, within the next two or three years, interest in the books
will fall off considerably.)
I've never seen the show or read the books, and I don't care about any
of it. I do feel sorry, though, for a writer who's been transformed
into damaged goods, the victim of his own success.
Yes, he probably has lots of money, but I wonder if he sleeps at night.