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
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