07/26/2011 09:45 am ET Updated Sep 25, 2011

George RR Martin's Fantasy Is Not Far From Reality

A wealthy dynasty brought to its knees by popular revolt, the highest in the land caught in a web of corruption, and at the heart of it all a powerful woman with remarkable hair. If you see the Murdoch clan, Chipping Norton set and Rebekah Brooks in these archetypes then you have clearly been spending too long watching the news.