Friday, October 21, 2011

Quote of the Week

"He is not wrong."
- every third page of A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

5 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

Ayep. It is one of the most overused phrases in his book.

Anonymous said...

Editors are supposed to catch things like that before printing, yes? Perhaps GRRM has risen to sufficient eminence that he no longer feels the need to listen to editors. Or perhaps the assigned editor felt too intimidated to monkey with the prose.

Andrew Wheeler said...

Anonymous: Nope; that's a matter of style. Editors can -- and usually do -- suggest changes, but authors are generally free to ignore those, even if they're not huge bestsellers.

Anonymous said...

Each page of Dance with Dragons was set in type about two seconds after the file was crowbar'd from GRRM's hands. There was copy editing I'm sure, but I doubt there was any time for editing anything else.

Andrew Wheeler said...

Anonymous: You are not wrong.

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