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Fri May 17, 2019, 12:07 PM

For George RR Martin book lovers, please see this video

A big criticism of the show is about the lack of character development and the rushed nature of the last two seasons. Also, that the books will be much, much better. Although I agree somewhat with the first sentiment, I don't necessarily agree that the books will be all that much better at character development than the show.

The video at the link supports my thoughts on this. The creator of the video is an auditor and did a metadata analysis of the word count per Point of View chapter and projected that count forward onto the next book in the series. What he found was that GRRM is going to have to cut down the number of chapters per character in order to fit the Winds of Winter into the Winds of Winter. IOW, GRRM is not leaving him enough physical space to deliver the character development that people are complaining about.

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Yavin4 May 2019 OP
yellowdogintexas May 2019 #1

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Fri May 17, 2019, 12:55 PM

1. At this point, most of the major characters have been developed quite well

It is one of GRRM's greatest skills. He may be allocating time to enrich some of the not quite major characters here. These would be characters introduced later about whom we need further information.

I envision the story moving forward based on actions and outcomes rather than character development. It's about time to do that anyway, to bring the story to an end.

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