I'll admit I had just finished watching season six and was feeling lost when I picked up this book. I wanted to stay as immersed in the GoT world for as long as I could. I was hoping it would be Game of Thrones centered with an in depth look into character flaws such as why Cersei is such a manipulator, and why Joffrey was so sadistic. Instead it was philosophy centered with sprinkles of our beloved flawed favorites. Perhaps I misunderstood what I was getting myself into, but it read like a textbook at times. For the most part it did a great job explaining complicated theories with GoT examples, but it wasn't necessarily a fun read.
Insight is coming!
This thought-provoking anthology offers a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in author George R.R. Martin's bestselling work, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the the popular HBO TV series based upon his books, Game of Thrones.
In Martin's richly detailed world, deceit, manipulation, and greed rule the day, and almost everyone fights for power over the realm or simply over their own lives. How do love and hate, good evil, need and greed, altruism and narcissism drive the very best and very worst human behaviors? With no moral boundaries honored, the psychological games played by the series' conniving protagonists are seemingly limitless. Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors explores motivations, relations, personality disorders, psychopathy, trauma, and much more. What kind of person can survive the game of thrones, much less hope to win?Contributors include:Colt J. Blunt * Jenna Busch * Josué Cardona * Erin Currie * William Blake Erickson * Wind Goodfriend * Jonathan Hetterly * Stephen Hupp * Mark Caldwell Jones * Lara Taylor Kester * Dana Klisanin* Travis Langley * Jordan Gaines Lewis * Martin Lloyd * Kyle Maddock * Patrick O'Connor * Janina Scarlet * Jay Scarlet * Laura Vecchiolla * Dave Verhaagen * Dawn R. Weatherford