George R. R. Martin seized his throne in Guadalajara International Book Fair

The “father of dragons” also took the opportunity to express his concern for global warming and the election of Donald Trump for the presidency of the U.S.
Photo: Games of Thrones author, accompanied by Penguin Random House editor Wendolín Perla, chatted with 2,500 followers in Guadalajara International Book Fair - Photo: Juan Carlos Reyes / EL UNIVERSAL
03/12/2016
18:57
Abida Ventura
Guadalajara, Jalisco
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George R.R. Martin seized his literary throne yesterday in Guadalajara International Book Fair as he received an ovation from 2,500 followers of epic saga author of “Song of Ice and Fire”, which is the basis for the successful HBO hit series “Game of Thrones”.

The “father of dragons” visit to Guadalajara, Jalisco, represents the author’s last public appearance before the completion of his famous saga. Martin also took the opportunity to express his concern for global warming and the election of Donald Trump for the presidency of the U.S.

“Many people claimed that Hillary Clinton was going to win […] I am worried and distressed, I really don’t know what will happen in the upcoming year. The American system operates with a counterweight within. (With Obama) many Republicans controlled both chambers, there is still an important number of democrat representation which I hope can put a halt to the horrible policies proposed by Trump”, he added.

EL UNIVERSAL asked Martin what character would Donald Trump resemble in the “Game of Thrones” series, to what a smiling Martin answered: “I think Trump is closer to a 70-year-old Joffrey”, referring to teenage vicious king Joffrey Baratheon.

Martin expressed his delight with HBO’s adaptation of his story and described his writing process of the series as “wild”.

He concluded his participation in Guadalajara International Book Fair by listing some of the literary works that have served as an inspiration for his work, including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra “Don Quixote”, works by Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”. However, he noted that his bedside book is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

 

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