"House of Meetings", 2007
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We don't read Dickens for Little Nell and Esther Summerson; we read him for Quilp and Carker - all the villains and the wags and the eccentrics. That's where Dickens' energy goes. To channel energy into a good character is very difficult, and not very many writers have made goodness, happiness, the positive, work on the page.
After reading "nothing but science fiction till he was fifteen or sixteen," as his father Kingsley Amis
complained, Martin did extremely poorly in school until he determined to enter Oxford's Exeter College. He studied Latin and poetry to pass the entrance exam and graduated with a degree in English with first-class honors. He went to work as a book reviewer for the London Observer in 1971, and ...