The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, August 31, 2015

It's All in the Eyes

          I've been resistant about watching the series Game of Thrones (GOT), in spite of all the hype over the past few years. George R. R. Martin wrote one of my all-time favorite books--Fevre Dream--and it's very different from the series of books that GOT sprang from. I felt like I'd be betraying Fevre Dream if I slummed and watched the Martin television series. 

         I finally succumbed, and now am playing catch-up. (I'm into the 2nd season, so don't tell me what happens in the 3rd, 4th or 5th season, although my son jokingly texted me "Spoiler alert: everybody dies.")

        The character that keeps me captivated is "the imp" played by Peter Dinklage. He provides the most levity, so that accounts for some of his appeal. However, he has expressive eyes that speak volumes. 





        As I work on my WIP (or think about working on my WIP), I hope that I'm making my characters appealing. I hope they will someday captivate the reader's attention. I hope that at least one of them will be memorable.

        Are you into Game of Thrones? Have you ever read Fevre Dream? (Yes, it's a vampire novel, but unlike any vampire novel you've ever read.) And if you avoided a book/series and finally surrendered, what was it--and what was the result?

16 comments:

  1. Castle! We saw the ads for it when it first went into syndication, but just never bothered to watch. After we did, that was that. We hunted the series online and had a Castle marathon. Now, of course, we never miss it. Can't wait for it to come back in September. LOVE that show.

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  2. Lisa--I avoided Castle even longer. On your recommendation, I tried it out. And drats! I loved it. (Another television monkey on my back)

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  3. I avoided all the CSI stuff...in fact avoided television in general. Then I watched and got hooked by Criminal Minds. Wednesday night was planned around the show although I called it T-SHIRT MAN...based on Shemar Moore if you have seen him.

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    1. Claudia--I knew T-shirt Man when he was on "The Young and the Restless." I guess he's now young and dress-shirtless...

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  4. Sorry, that guy would give me nightmares, not to mention the genre. Not my cup of tea. I want to laugh.

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    1. Linda--Oh, there are slivers of levity. However, they ARE few and far between.

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  5. Can't think of anything I've avoided then loved. No surrendering here. This leopard cannot change her spots.

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    1. Val--How about work? Are you going to be avoiding that next year? ;)

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  6. Yeah, I'm with Val...can't think of anything off the top of my head. (But I do think I'll add Fevre Dream to my reading list!)

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    1. Cathy--But before you read "Fevre Dream," read Leonard Pitts Jr.s' "Freeman." I promise: you will adore it.

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  7. The best character in Game of Thrones is Ros, played by Esmé Bianco

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    1. Michael--I wonder why you love Ros so much?

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  8. Wish I got Game of Thrones. Now you're making me want to read Fevre Dream. I do that all too often - avoid a series and then later get addicted. Did that with Murphy Brown and Will and Grace, to name a couple.

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    1. Tammy--I avoided Barney Miller--years ago--and when I later found out how brilliant it was, I kicked myself.

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  9. The only thing I recognize is the title. Have never read either, as they're not my preferred genre. However, you never know until you try something so I may put it on my list.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--Now that you're retired, you can pile the books up to the ceiling--'cause you have plenty of time to read.

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