Friday, April 24, 2015

ASOIAF: laying it out

I've figured out the overall outline for my reaction to A Song of Ice and Fire.

1. initial Gestalt reaction
2. the quality and register of GRR Martin's prose
3. my opinion of some of the characters
4. the nature of Martin's fantasy world
5. GRR Martin vs. SR Donaldson and JRR Tolkien
6. how Martin chooses his point-of-view characters (and what this says about Martin)
7. where I hope the story goes

That ought to be enough to fill your belly, yes? And 7 is a magic number.

More soon.


1 comment:

Surprises Aplenty said...

Remember to promise it by a set date, then double or triple the time before giving it to us. And also, by the time you get to the third one, note that you will need eight posts. By the fifth, ten and by the tenth, fifty.