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Maybe Brandon can finish this too and make it better?

I mean RJ dies and he gets 3 books out of WoT in the span of time it took GRRM to do this one book. (3 soon anyway).
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Brandon and most of GRRM's fans don't think Brandon would be a good match for GRRM. He hasn't even read past GOT because it was too 'gritty' for him (read: too much violence and sex).
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Brandon has also said somewhere he wouldn't be comfortable with writing a book that he couldn't give to his nieces. (I think it was nieces, not sure)
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Well, it was sort of a bad attempt at sarcasm as much as anything, but I have no doubt that would be his attitude on it.
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There isn't another writer that could finish GRRM's work. For one, he doesnt have a huge compendium of notes like RJ and two, nobody has his style/ability to write this type of very specific sub-genre.

If GRRM dies, his world dies with him.

Like Res, I dont see it being finished...which is sad as its such a fascinating world.
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There isn't another writer that could finish GRRM's work. For one, he doesnt have a huge compendium of notes like RJ and two, nobody has his style/ability to write this type of very specific sub-genre.

If GRRM dies, his world dies with him.

Like Res, I dont see it being finished...which is sad as its such a fascinating world.
GGK? He did help Christopher Tolkien make sense of the notes left by JRR Tolkien to compile the Silmarillion. And honestly, not having sufficient, and specific notes might be a good thing considering the woeful state of the last few books.
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I have wondered before if GGK was on the shortlist for WoT.
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I have wondered before if GGK was on the shortlist for WoT.
While GGK is a great author...one of my favorites actually and I even like some of his books maybe more than WoT because they are self-contained fantastic stories (Tigana, Lions), I just dont see it. His style is so completely unique to him, I dont see it sounding even close to right.
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Totally agree. GGK, to me, is almost musical in his writing. Vastly different from RJ and cannot even IMAGINE him doing GRRM. It is making me laugh just thinking about it. Not to mention, GGK likes a happy ending when he can give it...a sliver, a glimmer of a happy ending in a sad and fricking melancholy way, but not twisted the way GRRM is.
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Totally agree. GGK, to me, is almost musical in his writing. Vastly different from RJ and cannot even IMAGINE him doing GRRM. It is making me laugh just thinking about it. Not to mention, GGK likes a happy ending when he can give it...a sliver, a glimmer of a happy ending in a sad and fricking melancholy way, but not twisted the way GRRM is.
The upside to him finishing either series: Both would be completely wrapped up in 300 pages max with lots of unknowns for us to just think about within the larger meaning of the story.
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