Book Review: The Frustrating Pleasures of “Fire and Blood” (by George R.R. Martin)

Let me preface this review by saying how frustrated I am by this book's publication history. For almost 8 years I have waited very impatiently for The Winds of Winter to finally see the light of day, and when I heard that instead we were going to get the first part of a two-part history of the Targaryen Dynasty, … Continue reading Book Review: The Frustrating Pleasures of “Fire and Blood” (by George R.R. Martin)

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Ramsay Bolton/Snow and the Complicity of Violence in “Game of Thrones”

Warning:  Full spoilers for the show follow. Like millions of other TV viewers, I have long since grown tired of Ramsay Snow (lately Bolton), one of the few unambiguously evil characters in HBO's Game of Thrones. While I think that Iwan Rheon deserves a lot of credit for bringing this character to chilling life, I think … Continue reading Ramsay Bolton/Snow and the Complicity of Violence in “Game of Thrones”