George R.R. Martin Says HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘Wasn’t Very Good for Me’

IndieWire | 8/18/2019 | Staff
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The rancorous response to the series finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” continues to generate chatter three months later, and author George R.R. Martin still has to answer to fans. In a new interview with The Guardian, the novelist again says that he is sticking to his original plans for the remaining books in the series, stressing that the controversial conclusion to the show will have no affect on what he’s writing — and whatever that is remains shrouded in mystery.

“You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself,” Martin said, adding that he divorced himself from the ire sparked by the finale. “I took myself out of all that,” he said.

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“Some of [the theories] are right and some of [the theories] are wrong,” Martin said in response to fan speculation about what’s to come in the new books. “They’ll find out when I finish.”

Martin also seems pretty bummed about how the show has affected his personal life, saying that he misses the old days when he was able to exist more anonymously. “I can’t go into a bookstore any more, and that used to be my favorite thing to do in the world. To go in and wander from stack to stack, take down some books, read a little, leave with a big stack of things I’d...
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