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Mortality trending

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28 June 2013

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From Mr Stephen De Silva

Sir, - Thanks to the Revd Rachel Mann for helping me to make a bit more sense of Game of Thrones (Comment, 14 June).

She is right about the need to grapple with it as a current issue in popular culture. Having tried to explain the symbolism of zombies in TV/film/books to me in the past, my teenage nephew now insists that I watch Game of Thrones if I want to understand what is trending now.

I have just ploughed my way through a box set of the first series, which, I am told, is only a foretaste of the grim violence to come.

I liked this, found on the blogosphere: "Why doesn't George R. R. Martin [the author of G of T] use Twitter? Because he killed all 140 characters."

STEPHEN DE SILVA
24 Pageant Road,
St Albans AL1 1NE

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