A new survey aimed at fans who have both watched Game of Thrones and read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice And Fire series has come to light. Crafted by Redditor CreganGlenn, in collects opinions regarding how the two versions of the story compare to each other, as well as how deeply the fans’ love for the series goes. You can take the survey here.
Although it clocks in at 10 pages, the survey breezes by. Questions range from how many of the books you’ve read/seasons you’ve watched to favorite book POVs to which storylines the show has adapted best (and worst). I felt slightly bad for having read all the books and wrecking the curve. (Full disclosure: I probably wouldn’t have read The World of Ice and Fire cover to cover if it wasn’t assigned.) It also highlighted the differences between the books and the show—I had forgotten that, on the page, Sansa and Theon’s stories are far harder to address than on the screen, where their characters have been softened by their lack of interior monologue.
Speaking of which, the survey also asks which book characters should have had POV chapters but didn’t, which is a thinkpiece begging to be written. (Margaery? Stannis? Robb?) And of course, there’s the inevitable question of what the next spinoff series should be. I’m personally looking forward to seeing the results of that question. CreganGlenn has said they’d like to post the results by the end of the week.
Fill it out and have your say! And when you’re done, sound off in the comments—what were your answers? Did you get a different set of questions if you hadn’t read the books?