What Data Can Tell Us About Our Love for ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones, also known by its series name A Song of Ice and Fire, gripped readers for numerous reasons. We were drawn in the by characters who, when we spent more time with them, went from being interesting to being full-blown emotionally complex beings in their own right. The story which spanned continents and was made up of hundreds of small, moving parts that all worked together to create one cohesive whole. Yet when we crunch the numbers and boil everything down to data, can we find out why these books tugged at readers so much? Writer Amanda Kooser …