Uh, dude... did you actually read the full post, or did the opportunity to jump in with your dick out overwhelm your ability to process what I actually wrote? You know, the whole thing - not just a sentence. Context is important. I first read Game of Thrones when I was 17-18, having never read a fantasy of its kind before. That's the reason for my initial reaction back in 2000 (or whenever is was) and my possible theory for why the SFX reviewer didn't take to it back then either. Martin's one of my favourite authors. I wrote my own dark epic fantasy which is every bit as violent and "offensive". We even share the same US agent. Hence my great relief that I did not, in fact, end up being the "sensitive" sort you so obviously despise and post a 1-star review for a book that would become one of my greatest inspirations. I think I'll save your post for quoting in future interviews. It's a doozy!