Thoughts on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire by Sean T. Collins.
Home of The Boiled Leather Audio Hour, an A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones podcast hosted by Sean T. Collins & Stefan Sasse.
Also home of the combined A Feast for Crows/A Dance with Dragons reading order. (New reader friendly version here.)
I cover Game of Thrones for Rolling Stone, and I'm the co-author of the official Annotated A Game of Thrones for Subtext.
This blog is for people who've read all five books already. Warning: SPOILED LEATHER, up through and including A Dance with Dragons.
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It is incredible how very few Italian directors and scriptwriters are seriously interested in what a woman thinks or by what a woman is moved… In cinema, when they write a script, nobody writes for women characters. How many times a scriptwriter has told me: “My dear Monica, how can I write cinema stories for you? You are a woman and what does a woman do? She does not go to war; she has no profession… What can I have you do? Only a love story can I make you do; that you have children, suffer, he leaves you, you are desperate…” You see, this is the only function they give me.