'Mel on reading' is a little feature I created as part of my Fairytale news. It's my way to show my thoughts on topics that go from pet peeves in reading to my favorite things in books.
I love buying books. There is no way I am embarrassed by the amounts of books I’ve in my room. Buying them makes me happy, putting them on the shelves makes me smile and watching them standing there makes me proud. The only problem is the fact that other people might not understand that. The only thing they see are piles and piles of books scattered through my room, so whenever I buy a new book the only thing they say is “another one?” YES, another one. And after that one, many more.
Favorite character dies.
Dear authors, how can you do this to us? We get to know them, feel what they feel, see what they think and you still take them away. Ruthless, I say! One of the masters is of course George R.R Martin. I knew from the start that he likes to kill them off, but it’s still hard to not-like anyone. On the other hand, I must applaud for him after reading this in the article on Starpulse:
"We've all seen the movies where the hero is in trouble -- he's surrounded by 20 people, but you know he's gonna get away 'cause he's the hero." Martin says. "You don't really feel any fear for him. I want my readers, and i want viewers to be afraid when my characters are in danger," he adds. "I want them to be afraid to turn the next page because the next character may not survive it."
It’s great, but be honest, don’t you want to cry when one of your favorite character dies? Like the ones in Harry Potter, oh my broken heart! But I guess it’s always better than bringing them back with a lame reason. Isn’t that something you hate? I wish I could give some examples, there are two series I can think off, but I don’t want to give away any ‘spoilers’