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Pestering Works? Under Duress, George R. R. Martin Reveals His Favorite 'Game of Thrones' Character

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | September 2, 2014 | Comments ()

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | September 2, 2014 |


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Guys, are we breaking George R. R. Martin? I don’t want to break George R. R. Martin…I’m still waiting for a couple of things. First, he admitted fan pressure to write is getting to him, and now, the Song of Ice and Fire author has responded to a question he’s been asked a kazillionty times, but never answered.

In his latest journal entry, GRRM confesses he’s worn out from the fifty-plus interviews he’s done over the past 60 days. And perhaps being tired has left him in a weakened state, because after all this time, he’s finally admitting he has a favorite i>Ice and Fire character:

“Tyrion is my favorite character. Okay? OKAY? Can we PLEASE put that one to rest?? I love all my viewpoint characters, Arya and Sansa and Bran, Jon Snow and Brienne, Arianne and Cersei and Jaime, Theon, even Victarion and the Damphair, ALL of them, but I love Tyrion the bestest. Tyrion son of Tywin, the Imp, second son of Casterly Rock. How many bloody times do I need to say it?? I swear, from now on, whenever anybody asks me, “who is you favorite character,” I am going to start naming characters from other people’s books. Cugel the Clever. Flashman. Gatsby. Hotspur. Solomon Kane. A different one each time…”


While we await Peter Dinklage’s official comment, I’ll just assume he’s doing this:

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And now that we know Martin is susceptible to *gentle* pestering, I guess we should maybe mention…

WHERE IS THE GOSH-DARNED BOOK, GEORGE? Er, I mean…Hey, any chance I’ll get Winds of Winter for Christmas — this year?


Cindy Davis, (Twitter)


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