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rayballz1010
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George RR Martin Writing Pace
If that fricker wrote a page a day he would have finished his novel in 3 years. Yet here we sit 8 years later. It’s like he is trying not to finish the series.


CCT
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
I don’t think he IS trying anymore. Sad. After he dies someone will basically adapt the HBO series, make up and tie in threads that didn’t exist in the books, and match the end.

But if he did finish I don’t think his ending will be the same as the show.

I really want to read Snow’s reaction when he finds out his parentage. Harrington will give a great performance, i’m Sure but reading it GRRM-style puts it on another level. That’s what I want.


DestrehanTiger
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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But if he did finish I don’t think his ending will be the same as the show.


I really hope this is true. I've tried to avoid the later seasons in the show just on the off chance he finishes the book. It's pretty much impossible, though. There are certain parts of pop culture that I will just catch no matter how hard I try. For that reason, I hope he can vary a lot of the events in the books.


prplhze2000
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
Maybe Brian Hebert and Kevin Anderson will take it over.


theGarnetWay
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
You know what sucks?

I didn't know they were books when I first started the show.

Loved the show and decided to start reading.

Read the first book and loved it.

Then I spent too much time on this board and M/TV and learned about Martin's flat refusal to finish the series.

Never picked up the second book as good as I've heard they are because I just don't want to start a series that may never be completed. That just sounds too damn frustrating to invest in.
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CottonWasKing
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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I've tried to avoid the later seasons in the show just on the off chance he finishes the book.


frick that.

I was/am one the biggest ASOIAF fans you can find but I’m not about to miss out on a show that I enjoy for a book series that will most likely never be completed


Philzilla2k
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
You should read the next two, well worth it, whether he finishes or not.


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Adajax
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
I think I read that Brandon Sanderson would finish it if needed.


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tigervet4
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8 years later


I have been waiting since Storm of Swords came out in 2000 and have been disappointed since then. The show was well done but I was a bit bored with it because I had read the first three books so much. I am well over it now, don't care if the book and the show ever get finished.


Sneaky__Sally
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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8 years later


I have been waiting since Storm of Swords came out in 2000 and have been disappointed since then. The show was well done but I was a bit bored with it because I had read the first three books so much. I am well over it now, don't care if the book and the show ever get finished.


I think I'm the same way, read the first 3 or 4, thought it didn't really deliver on its initial promise as much. I'll watch the show and if he ever finishes the series, i'll back and read it start to finish at that time but lost heavy interest. It just didn't seem to offer anything truly new or unique IMO and I had trouble finding characters I really was invested in.
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
My theory is the plan all along has been to wait for the show to finish then market the books as an alternate ending / the REAL ending.

So people who are addicted to GoT will buy in droves.
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boxcarbarney
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Maybe Brian Hebert and Kevin Anderson will take it over.


Jesus, could you imagine? Then they'd write books to shoehorn in between the existing novels.


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SLafourche07
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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My theory is the plan all along has been to wait for the show to finish then market the books as an alternate ending / the REAL ending.

So people who are addicted to GoT will buy in droves.





At this point I'm okay with that because I just WANT HIM TO FINISH THE GOD DAMNED BOOKS


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St Augustine
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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Never picked up the second book as good as I've heard they are because I just don't want to start a series that may never be completed. That just sounds too damn frustrating to invest in.


The third book is maybe the most “fun” book I’ve ever read. I feel like every chapter ended up with a cliff hanger and I’d want to skip to that characters next chapter.
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iwyLSUiwy
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
If it doesnt come out by 2020 then its never getting released. I knew he would never release it before the show ended.


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Lawyered
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
Storm of swords is one of my favorite books of all time .


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iwyLSUiwy
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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You know what sucks?

I didn't know they were books when I first started the show.

Loved the show and decided to start reading.

Read the first book and loved it.

Then I spent to much time on this board and M/TV and learned about Martin's flat refusal to finish the series.

Never picked up the second book as good as I've heard they are because I just don't want to start a series that may never be completed. That just sounds too damn frustrating to invest in.




They are well worth the read even if he doesnt finish. he doesnt have a flat refusal, hes done nothing but promise that they will be finished. Hard to believe him, but id definitely finish what there is so far.


biglego
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
I figure he’s just waiting for HBO to map out the story for him, then he’ll put it in book form with a more details and just enough changes to market it as a new ending.


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Godfather1
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
He needs to knock it off with the side projects (Fire and Blood) and finish the main ASOIAF series.


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Godfather1
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re: George RR Martin Writing Pace
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Never picked up the second book as good as I've heard they are because I just don't want to start a series that may never be completed.


I’m in the middle of the second book. Do yourself a favor...pick it up and start it. As good as “A Game of Thrones” was, “A Clash of Kings” is better.


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