Never read the books nor seen the TV series. But I was floored when I found out the writer was George R.R. Martin. In 1987 I use to read a magazine called OMNI. Don't know if anyone remembers that one. It was a Scifi magazine and always had a short story in it. I got them mostly for that. George R.R. Martin had a story published in one called The Pear Shaped Man. To this day that is the creepiest short story I have ever read. I found the little pulp book online and bought it. I can read it over and over. Makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Creepy story. So if you ever feel adventurous and want to go outside the box...try that one.
I wonder how he's going to write the next books and still keep remotely in line with the TV series when some of his characters in the books are still alive but dead in the series
I actually listen to the audible version of the books while I'm doing barn work - I just wish Roy Dotrice who narrates it wouldn't keep changing the accents of the characters.
OMG, I used to read OMNI! I have become a totally non-fiction reader, EXCEPT for my DH's books--he has e-published 4 so far and is e-publishing 3 more this year, total finished or in drafts is ~55.
DD (English Major) is working her way through the books. So...who is dead in the series but alive in the books? I LOVE spoilers! =b
Well for starters Rob Stark in the books didn't marry anyone called Talysa, he married a Jeyne Westerling. She wasn't pregnant as far as the reader knows and didn't go with them to the red wedding so is still alive in the books