Month: March 2012

Cybersex with George RR Martin

Posted March 16, 2012 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Literature / 5 Comments

I’ve now read the first two books of The Song of Ice and Fire series (also known as Game of Thrones, thanks to the TV series) by George RR Martin. While I do like the epic story that is slowly coming together in this book, I have one big issue with these books. While reading the book I feel like I’m having cybersex with a creepy old man. This old man is living out all of his fantasies on to the pages of his book and I feel very very dirty when reading it. Every sick and twisted fantasy has come alive on the pages of these books, from lactating breasts, BDSM, rape and even incest. It sometimes feels like it’s a 15 year old writing the scenes but knowing he is now 65 years old doesn’t help at all. Lines like “It tastes salty sire; like the sea” doesn’t help his case and sound very tacky. I will continue reading the series; only to keep ahead of the television series but I’m not in a hurry for more cybersex.