I think you need to accept that he "died"
No way, Jose - Martin's gotten my goat several times already. What you needed to say was "assume" but you know better.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not like a die-hard Jon fan (ok, that's kinda a lie) but I don't have a "You dirty bird, you killed MISERY!!" thing about it, I just don't want to be fooled. What happens to Jon after he finally meets Mel's "daggers in the dark" really reads the same as if he lost consciousness, so there is no way to KNOW he's dead based on the text.
ETA: I also missed the clues about the bleeding star etc during the "death" scene, so if he comes back/ resurrected by Mel I won't be shocked or disappointed, cuz either way, Jon's story is not over. R+L=J forever!!
This I remembered from a frantic search (see, told ya it was a lie) after I first read the book. Took me a sec, but I found it:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So why did you kill Jon Snow?
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN: Oh, you think he’s dead, do you?
Old, but interesting interview following release of Dance: LINK
This post was edited on 3/25 at 12:36 pm