walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Attachment Theory and the Author/Reader Relationship

I don't read George R.R. Martin. I used to, but I was cured of that by Wild Cards. But just like the rest of my 20s has taken to stalking me in my new, middle-aged life on the other side of the country (believe me, Starbucks and Nordstroms are just the tip of the iceberg; look what happened with libertarianism, encryption -- hell, Ray Kurzweil has some Made For Him position at Google), so has Martin, in the form of no one can seem to stop yammering on about the horror show that is GoT.

I think that when it comes to the author/reader relationshiop, George R.R. Martin has an avoidant attachment style. He's gonna keep making his readers wait longer for books, killing the likeable people more gruesomely, making the awful people more successful and rape rape raping his way along until his readers give up in disgust. Apparently, there are quite a lot of readers with an anxious attachment style in the author/reader relationship.

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