Yes, the politics are more complex when rendered by George RRRR Martin. Actually, everything is far more complex, but then he is writing for a different audience. I find myself more surprised by Martin since he is even more likely to kill characters one likes than JK Rowling, but I find myself still moved more by the journey of a boy whose choices defined him.
Thanks to the kid, not in me, but of me for finding this video and sharing it with me.*
* Besides, it has been awhile since the last HP post.