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April 16, 2011

George R.R. Martin is a comics fan

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And I am a George R.R. Martin fan. As HBO begins what looks like a great adaptation of Game of Thrones (and I realize I need to start a subscription to HBO...I don't think I can miss this), the New York Times runs a great pro-comic book quote from the amazing writer. It's from 1981 (I wish I had known about it back then...it would have been very helpful to me when dealing with my parents and teachers). I think my favorite part is this gem: "My teachers soon began to marvel that I read with such 'expression,' while the rest of my class read . . . like . . . this. I knew the reason. You need a lot more expression for, 'Aha, Superman, now my red kryptonite will turn you into a BOILED EGG!' than you do for 'See Spot. See Spot run. Run, Spot, run.' ” See the full Martin quote here.