Guys, chill, no spoilers here. It’s just that I need to get something off my chest.
So a long time ago, I tried reading “A Game of Thrones”, the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire series.
And I couldn’t even finish the first chapters.
It’s not that the book was bad, it just didn’t work for me. There were too many characters and I couldn’t relate to them. Plus, the flow and pacing was just so damn slow.
It happens, it’s a part of life. Sometimes we don’t like a book that other people love. But what happened next was scary:
Where the book didn’t work for me, the series NAILED it. I LOVE Game of Thrones, the series. Not the books.
Dude, I’m a writer. I take the book over the adaptation at any time of day. Admitting that I preferred the adaptation over the book for the first time in my life felt…wrong. At first, I was terrified.
You know that creeping feeling that tells you something’s off with the Matrix? Well, that was it for me.
And then I watched The Martian, and I LOVED that book, okay? But the movie was pretty darn great, and I even dare say, AS good as the book.
It’s super easy saying that the book was better. So how about we do the opposite today?