The Big Read: Shackled to the Iron Throne

11 January 2016 - 10:33 By Darrel Bristow-Bovey

George RR Martin is my new favourite writer. That is quite a statement to make about someone I've never read. George RR Martin - for this is a man who uses so many words that just the one middle initial simply won't do - is the bearded, railway-capped king of the fantasy nerds, and writes the series of novels, as broad as a sword and as interminable as the adolescence of a Tolkien fan, on which the Game of Thrones TV series is based.

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