|fans entitled? never!
||[Apr. 7th, 2011|07:25 am]
I enjoyed listening to an interview with the author of a New Yorker article about George RR Martin and his fans because I like non-bashing discussions about fandom by non-fans. I love how the author, who deals more with literary fiction, is fascinated by the serial nature of his work and how it creates a relationship between the author and fan, but just as importantly, relationships between fans. It's like a revelation to her!
I love (and am horrified by) the discussion of anti-fans who grumble that the author is taking too long to publish the next book. The motto of a house in the book is "Winter is coming," and the name of the main anti-fan forum is "Is winter coming?" One blog is called "Finish the book George." I hate fan entitlement, but I can't help but chuckle at the wit.
I am not a GRRM fan. I tried reading the first book and could not get into it. Too many characters, too political, and not enough magic for me.