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Which of these authors do you prefer?

Posted 1 Week ago by chiarizio

John R.R. Martin?
Or
George R.R. Tolkien?

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I like the premise and execution of GOT more then the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, but I think Tolkien is the superior writer and world builder. He's more creative and actually completes what he sets out to complete.

1 Week ago
I killed Mufasa
 

I like the premise of GOT more then the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, but I think Tolkien is the superior writer and world builder.

1 Week ago
I killed Mufasa
 

You successfully confused my dyslexic ass though.

1 Week ago
I killed Mufasa
 

You successfully confused my dyslexic ass though.


Thank you! That’s what I was trying to do.

…..

The RR in JRRT’s name stands for Ronald Ruel.
What does the RR in GRRM’s name stand for?
Pretty sure it’s not RailRoad.

EDIT: it’s Raymond Richard.

1 Week ago
chiarizio
 

Never read either. But I appreciate Tolkien for his worldbuilding and contributions to fantasy lore.

As far as I've seen, Martin hasn't had the same influence on literature, but the GoT series inspired a certain style of television show / drama - not withholding the grit and complexities that used to be at least a little bit more watered down. I'm also not sure it's possible his stuff can lead to innovations in the same way that Tolkien's did because it's largely worldbuilding and lore that lives on and gets borrowed and reinvented.

Not knowing the styles of each but knowing some of the complexities and story telling and additions to culture, I'm going to have to go with Tolkien from a more logical stance than emotional.

1 Week ago
Weird Occurance
 

How do you feel about Huga Wells-ERB Heinsturbury?



1 Week ago
chiarizio
 

Tolkein, more through and detailed more appealing overall philosophy on writing and worldbuilding in my opinion.

How do you feel about Huga Wells-ERB Heinsturbury?


ERB mainly due to my interest in Philip Jose Farmer and ERB's relevence thereof.

1 Week ago
tnu
 

@tnu:
Philip Jose Farmer

I went to college with his niece.
His real middle name is Jose. But for pen-name purposes he exotified it by spelling and pronouncing it Jose’.

1 Week ago
chiarizio
 

I went to college with his niece.



Color me impressed.

1 Week ago
tnu
 

Well I haven't read Tolkien since I was a kid/young teenager, so probably didn't appreciate it that much. But I would say I prefer Martin, because I like politics. I like the lore and history behind the A Song of Ice and Fire series too. Also I think Martin's books have a good deal more mystery to them, and included in his stories are a lot of details and sub-plots that lend them so well to fans producing all sorts of different conspiracy theories ("tinfoil") which are endlessly entertaining.

I don't prefer Martin, however, in that he can't seem to finish the series.

1 Week ago
Agis
 

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