woetotheusurper asked: Do you think grrm intend the Tower of Joy to resonate with the readership so much, even after 5 books? or is it one of those "unintentional hits", just one of many scenes he wrote, with no particular emphasis. It is not only such a beautifully written passage, but evokes so much intrigue, not only about the mysteries of the book but also the knights at the battle and the history of the war. it is what invested me 100% in the series after being a watcher for season 1.
I doubt he intended it to do that, no, because I think very few authors write with that sort of thing in mind. When you do, you’re just as apt to swing and miss — more so than normal, perhaps. I think a passage like that clicks with the readership because the author was obviously on fire with it when he wrote it. He was communicating something true within himself. That’s how I view really intensely effective moments in art, at least. You’ve torn down the filters and are transmitting directly.