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robling_t
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Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!
Um, could somebody tell me if Game of Thrones eventually turns into a deconstruction of the arbitrary cruelty of power? Because so far I don't even know which of these assholes I want to be the first one up against the wall when the revolution comes...

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ankewehner From: ankewehner Date: March 20th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Only thing I have to go on is my memory of reading somewhere that GRRM wrote the books "gritty" because medievalish fantasy was too whitewashed and idealistic... (I stopped reading after the first book, so I don't really know.)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 22nd, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
And so he goes and makes feudalism even more sordid and brutal than it already was... {sigh}
insidian From: insidian Date: March 20th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Dunno. Where are you in the series?

Because so far I don't even know which of these assholes I want to be the first one up against the wall when the revolution comes...

The answer is all of them. All of them are first against the wall.

So... kind of yes to your first question?

I think the (well, one) reason Feast for Crows is the least popular book of the series is that it IS about that deconstruction.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 22nd, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Re: Dunno. Where are you in the series?

Hm... I suspect I might actually enjoy the books more than the tv series, then, assuming that's where they may have left any actual depth...?
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: March 21st, 2012 12:48 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The books or the tv show? I would class the books as deconstructing the arbitrary cruelty of power pretty well (mostly by steadfastly refusing to glamorize it), but the show is on HBO.

Anyway, you rarely have to wait for the revolution where GRRM is concerned.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 22nd, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yeah, I suspect "HBO" is a large part of the problem I'm having with it (when they can actually manage to make something more skeevy by casting an adult actress, man...), but then there's also my long-standing issues with feudalism as a trope in general -- I guess it's partly that whenever I see a work that focuses on the people at the top of a power-structure I can't help but read it as the writer's own fantasy that of course he'd (and I gender that advisedly) be one of the people in power. Do the books at least give any sense that there are other people in this world besides nobles and a few decorative slaves?
tintop_lizzy From: tintop_lizzy Date: March 22nd, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
There are BOOKS of this? Won't somebody think of the trees...

Well, actually I watch it with the sound turned down for the costumes... I take little seriously on Sky these days.
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