George R. R. Martin casts his vote for most loved book in America (and it’s not ‘Game of Thrones’)
Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin is notorious for killing off all his characters. But he’s adamant about keeping a love of reading alive in America.
He and other celebrities are contributing to the PBS series The Great American Read, which is asking everyone to cast their vote to determine the most beloved book in the country. And if you ask Martin, the award should go to the series that inspired his own work: Lord of the Rings.
In a preview for the series’ upcoming return on Sept. 11, Martin discusses how books helped him experience the world as a child growing up in the New Jersey Projects. His family couldn’t afford to travel, but great stories transported him to places that only the imagination could buy.
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