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We are not good, we are not evil - we are grey
on 19 December 2015
So many people are whingeing, so many people are demanding - they want closure, they say the have been reading this series since time started...they want closure. Everyone wants closure..then what next, when CLOSURE happens it will not be enough, they'll want dig it up and reanimate the whole rotting cast to encore for their own private show, they have invested so much of their time reading this animal they are now driving the author to the ends demanding and end but no end. The author has created a monster that has now been ripped out of his mind into a beast driven by the consciousness of millions of devoted fans who demand a soap opera, but a soap opera with an end. And when it ends....
Yet these books cannot deliver the satisfaction that we all want because there is no end to the angst or fortunes that we, our grandparents and grandchildren have or yet to experience. We are not good, we are not evil - we are grey. It's the cleverness of the narration that hits us on the blindside - we're expecting good to prevail a' la Hollywood. A villain should not have a human side, or should a man of a god be a coward - but here you go. It's a wonderful narrative of humanity for all its beauty and its faults.
I couldn't give a fig for George RR Martin, nor could he for me. I've used him and paid him to tell me a tale. It's a deal. I liked the story, I paid him some more, I heard more tales. Who cares who the white walkers are, who cares what happens to Jon Snow or Cersei they will live or die like everyone else. I go to work the next morning. Life goes on and I'm satisfied.