I thought the season opener superb, but you can already easily see how the series will begin to diverge from the books. Thank God.
Which is more than fine by me, for whereas I think that Martin is the best fantasy author of his generation, and sometimes even borders upon the Shakespearean, he meanders relentlessly in his books, ad nauseum, at times.
I am hopeful this morose meandering on the part of Martin can be put to good use by the script writers who can perhaps finally start sewing together the many unwoven and unfinished threads of the books into a single coherent literary vision and perhaps even a, gasp, eventual conclusion.
After what seemed like forever, Game of Thrones is back! HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, with its feuding houses, dragons and one Khaleesi, has returned in triumphant fashion. That means of course, so have my Monday morning recaps. So let’s do this thing!
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