Thursday, 26 May 2011
The wee fella has clearly been observing my method of feedback. I call it The Shit Sandwich. (You know, you say something nice, then talk about the part that needs to be worked on and then you finish with something nice.)
However, the wee fella’s mastery of said Shit Sandwich is a wee bit off. Let me demonstrate by replaying a conversation we had last night.
Me – That’s me finished reading Game of Thrones. Oh my god, wait till you see what happens!
Wee Fella – (silence) (the milk in my coffee is turning sour from his expression)
Me – What?
Wee Fella – Dad, you are a lovely man but you can be REALLY annoying. (SEE. No nice ending.)
Me – eh?
Wee Fella – That was OUR thing. We watch it together and now you’re going to be gloating when we watch it ‘cos you know what happened next.
Me – But I swear I won’t say anything.
Wee Fella – (says nothing but goes back to full glower)
Me – do you want to know what happens?
Wee Fella – NO! Eeesh, you ARE annoying.
Anywho, what a book! This Martin guy certainly knows how to deliver a bad guy and boy can he plot.
As a fan of the fantasy genre I don’t understand why I’ve not read this collection of books yet and as the TV series has played out I’ve been itching to get at it.
The blessing in all of this is that I have a shocking memory so by the time the TV series draws to an end I’ll be as clueless as the wee fella and we can watch it en famille without any gloating whatsoever.
What about you? Enjoying the series? Are you a fan of the books and has the live action lived up to your expectations?