Strider wrote:Atreyu wrote:But he pushed his luck and started feeding us sparkling chocolate cookies because he didn't know to quit when he was ahead and now his magnum opus is diluted with superfluous effluent.
I'd like to know what you consider superfluous effluent but I know better than to ask. It still boils down to adding to his universe more than what you consider the original characters/story and that is where I think you are completely wrong.
PS. You didn't use the semicolon correctly and you are too young for me to take to the prom.Dolan wrote:Maaaybe he could've finished the pooks by now if he kept his awesome self together but you know what? He'd probably find a way to make love to it, that massive ego would not be content with "just" a trilogy.
It's funny you should mention his hypothetical inability to stop writing his story. I believe Martin has a style very similar to the old serialized novels published in the 19th century. I know everyone thinks this is a fantasy opera "trilogy" thingy that showed up when Tolkien wrote his, but truly, he didn't invent the wheel. Those authors also wrote in trilogies once they added together their serialized stories from the newspapers to put it in book forms. I've read quite a few of them to make a parallel with their weaknesses and strengths. It is the reason I made to comparison with Dumas pere and his ghost writer who outlined his stories to begin with. Though I have no doubt Martin doesn't have one of those.
cf Burroughs' Mars series, Burroughs' Tarzan series, Johns' Biggles series (the final, uncompleted volume was to be titled "Biggles Does his homework") etc, etc.