• I try to make the readers feel they've lived the events of the book. Just as you grieve if a friend is killed, you should grieve if a fictional character is killed. You should care. If somebody dies and you just go get more popcorn, it's a superficial experience isn't it?

    "'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin: Why he wrote The Red Wedding". Interview with James Hibberd, June 2, 2013.