In the ASOIAF books the Hound is a horribly abused and damaged child in the body of a man, essentially. He reminds me a lot of the little chimney sweep, Tom, in Water Babies. I loved Water Babies and other books of that ilk such as Santa Claus in Summer. Those were the books I read as a child.
It seems that we have passed through the time when the internet is good and possibilities are open. The internet now, sadly, is just a means for the evil ones to tap into your life, either for control or to better milk you like a poor milk cow. It occurs to me that we need to wrest it from the hands of those using it that way, if possible, but since that is probably not too likely we need to walk away from it and if possible build a substitute. I don't see any of that as likely, frankly, but right now it's the chains of our enslavement and we are embracing it. I love the internet even yet, but it isn't doing us any good.