What would George RR Martin read?

George-RR-MartinAuthor George RR Martin — he of Game of Thrones fame, and author of the just released A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, a GoT prequel — maintains a very lively blog (ironically titled “Not A Blog”) on which he often makes book recommendations. So, what does the creator of today’s biggest fantasy franchise read? It turns out he reads a lot of non-fantasy. Here are a few examples:

  1. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins – “A mystery/ thriller/ novel of character about three women who live near the train tracks of a London commuter lines, and how their lives and loves get entwined when one of them disappears under mysterious circumstances. Fans of Gillian Flynn’s books will probably like this one too.”
  2. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Eric Larson – “Larson is a journalist who writes non-fiction books that read like novels, real page-turners. This one is no exception. I had known a lot about the Titanic but little about the Lusitania. This filled in those gaps. Larson’s masterpiece remains The Devil in the White City, but this one is pretty damned good too. Thoroughly engrossing.”
  3. Angles of Attack, by Marko Kloos – “Military Science Fiction, third book in his series, and the immediate sequel to Lines of Departure…. These are very entertaining books…. Kloos is a writer to watch.”

To read more of Martin’s thoughts on this titles, click here — and to read some of this thoughts on other fantasy authors? Click here.