When Another Creative Author Reviews Neil Gaiman’s Newest Book
Here’s the top review of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At the End Of The Lane on Goodreads.
How can someone write a review on Goodreads as beautiful as this?
Then I noticed his name —Patrick Rothfuss, “whose fantasy novels rival those of George R. R. Martin” (according to NY Times).
I know now what to read next once I’m done enjoying Neil’s. A Patrick Rothfuss book.
The pain on Ygritte’s face while she was trying to kill Jon Snow was just too… well, painful.
I blame Voldermort and the death eaters
What Hermione did to “protect” her parents:
Meanwhile in her mother’s world…
I don’t even want to think about what happened to her father.
Show them how it feels to lose what they love.
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- Ygritte: What's swooning?
- John: Fainting.
- Ygritte: What's fainting?
- John: ... It's when a girl sees blood and collapses.
- Ygritte: Why would a girl see blood and collapse?
- John: Not all girls are like you.
- Ygritte: Ah, but girls see more blood than boys.
Ned’s dead baby. Ned’s dead.
Youtube comments at their best.
- Interviewer: What was your intent in providing such female characters of strength in a genre that typically reduces women to witches, wives, and/or whores?
- George R.R Martin: To be fair I have my fair share of all of those - witches, wives, and whores - but I try to make them fully fleshed out, human, which is wives and whores, and as well to introduce other things. It goes back to what I was saying earlier, about common humanity. It seems strange that I have to say this, it's sort of a weirdly radical statement - women are people. They're driven by the same desires that drive men - desire for respect and power, desire to protect their children, greed for money, for claim, where everybody wants to be loved. It's all common humanity, and I just try to write my female characters as I write my male characters. I do take into account that it's a very patriarchal society so they are limited to certain roles. Some of them fit comfortably within the roles that Westeros's society has assigned them, and some of them do not fit comfortably into those roles, therefore encounter a certain amount of rejection, or tension, or ridicule as they try to pursue their own dreams, or as they frustrate their own dreams. And all this is great, all this is conflict, it's character tension, it's what story is all about, the human heart in conflict with itself.
I am 90% sure that this is how the series will end.