It's interesting - the original poster basically said 'this is a well written piece' and the comments fall into two camps - those who think they meant "This is well written, for a black person" and those who think it was "This is well written, for the internet (Gawker especially)". I'd say that the assumptions made… » 12/17/14 11:42am Yesterday 11:42am

I really struggled to carry on with the book after that. And this is after years of one of my best mates telling me to read it (we have very similar taste). It was weird, I hated the main character, found the writing repetitive and dull (Hellfire!) and the plot pretty cliched, but weeks after finishing it found myself… » 12/12/14 3:38pm Friday 3:38pm

I ignore Quantum of Solace, Skyfall feels far more like the sequel to Casino Royale. Casino Royale sets up the character, Skyfall starts to slot the elements we know into place. That final shot of with Craig and Fiennes in the panelled office with the leather door ("007", "M".) is absolutely perfect. » 12/12/14 9:45am 12/12/14 9:45am

I'm not sure if the politics will factor too heavily into the ending of the series. When Martin started writing he envisioned the series as a trilogy. The reason it's expanded so much is because he started to enjoy all the politics and game-playing. If his original plan for the overall arc still stands, then I imagine… » 12/09/14 11:05am 12/09/14 11:05am