The blog io9 has interviewed the author of book of the Saga of Geralt of Rivia Andrzej Sapkowski (Andrzej Sapkowski). The conversation was hilarious: the writer answered the questions in his characteristic manner – rude, but honestly. Below we present the funniest of his statements.
• Sapkowski, by his own admission, the work does not like the answer he gave to the question “How involved were you in the production process [of the series]?”:
Not really, at my own request. I don’t like working too hard or for too long. By the way, I do not like to work. “Let he who is without sin can cast the first stone”. The gospel of John – Chapter eight, verse seven.
• After the premiere of the TV show on Netflix popular books about the White Wolf soared, prompting the interviewer to ask how the writer relates to this. Sapkowski was a little surprised:
How do you expect me to answer this question? I in despair? Filled with tears? Going to commit suicide? No, sir. My feelings were pretty obvious and not too complicated.
• Compare the series with video games, Sapkowski, of course not – he never played in virtual entertainment. And even if I played, I could not call the pros and cons of these types of art because they are in completely different planes.
I can’t compare with video games because they never played. Since childhood I have not played any games, except for bridge and poker. Video games are just not for me, I prefer books as entertainment. In any case, in my opinion, TV series, and video games – anything from them – you cannot compare. They are too different in approach, creation and purpose. You can’t compare the spaghetti Carbonara with the bike. Although both have advantages and disadvantages.
• It is no secret that the second season of the series “the Witcher”is renewed for a second season, and all of them can be seven. What Sapkowski thinks about the future of the show?
Allow me to quote Joe Abercrombie (Joe Abercrombie) – the author whose books I like very much: “basically, life is fucking shit. It is best to temper your expectations. Maybe then you’ll be pleasantly surprised”.