Yea he's also not even going to visit the set any during the filming of season 5.
I don't buy any of the talk of him not caring or that's he's made his money and is just taking a victory lap. I think he cares very deeply about the series. I mean how can he not? It's his life's greatest work.
And as far as the show passing the books, I'm with GRRM all the way. I've said it numerous times on here and other websites. The show will only pass the books if D&D want it to pass the books. Barring GRRM's unexpected death. There's enough material left from AFFC and aDwD to make 3 more seasons. Looks like season 5 will cover Dorne etc. So there is still the Kingsmoot/Greyjoy stuff of which there is a ton. Arya adventures in Braavos. Sam and Gilly. Dany's story in Mereen (there's a ton there even if you didn't like it). Jon, Stannis and the Wall. Brianne, Pod and LSH. Cercei's spiral into madness. Jamie into the Riverlands. Or wherever they take him. JonCon and young Griff. Tyrion's move to the dark side. Quentyn. Etc etc etc.
If they just start cutting stuff just to cut it then that is worst case scenario for everybody. Book readers get the main story spoiled and show watchers just get a very watered version of the true story
This post was edited on 7/26 at 2:16 pm