Not sure if you’ve read the “review” on the New York Times about Game of Thrones, but I did and I have just a few things I’d like to say to Ginia Bellafante.
1) To quote SNL “Ginia, you ignorant slut”.
2) I’m sorry, was there an actual review in there? It was hard to find in that morass of judgement and ignorance about the fantasy genre as a whole.
3) My female friends and I don’t have book clubs about The Hobbit. Because we’ve already read it and we can discuss it without reading it. Additionally, we don’t have coffee klatches to do so. We do it over the internet as we trade links over this tiny budget independent film some guy named Peter Jackson is making of the same name.
4) Any geek girl (wait, do I need to explain that term to you) would happily tell you that she’s looking forward to Game of Thrones. Not because of the sex, but because of the story, the intrigue, the swordplay and — oh yeah, I forgot — the fact that it’s based on books they’ve read.
To be honest, I have nothing kind or polite to add to this conversation, so I’ll defer my friend Amy Ratcliffe.
p.s. I almost thought this NY Times article was linkbait, but that would mean Ms. Bellafante would know what linkbait is.
p.p.s See? I can’t be nice about this.
p.p.p.s. If you have a link to a response to the “review”, shoot me a link and I’ll be happy to add it.
Edit: More links ;-)
(Yes, the list is growing)