Harington says he first learned of George R.R. Martin’s feverishly loved series of novels, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” while working in a bookstore.
“I used to stack George R.R. Martin’s books, and I used to hate him because they were so big. I had to carry them down in boxes, and I used to think, ‘Who is this (jerk) who’s written this massive book?’”
He says he told that story to Martin once he landed the role of Jon Snow and read the series.
“He just laughed,” the actor says with a smile, “because he’s vindictive like that.”"