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posted 29 May 2005, 02:05 by SEF, Candidate

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":2i6nmr6m] As for graphic depictions, I think it clearly comes down to [i:2i6nmr6m]motivation[/i:2i6nmr6m]. If it's graphic simply for the sake of being graphic, it simply becomes less effective, I think. And writing is all about using language effectively.[/quote:2i6nmr6m] Could you elaborate on 'motivation', I hear where you are coming from, but still. I always loved the descriptiveness of GRRM, which I think has a different motivation than perhaps yourself. Some people have commented how the "graphic" sex life of Tyrion turns their stomache, a few reactions approaching profane of the sacred. Geez, it never bothered me, I love the gritty and coarse characterizations in Martin's books because they are so, so honest to his fantasy vision. BTW, I've just about knocked out TDTCB, and love the theocracy and politics, tenets and factions, history and prophecy, combined with the differing ideas made for some refreshing fantasy reading. view post


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