I read game of thrones before HBO announced they were going to make a series of it. I am not sure what attracted me to it initially.
For me, it was a hard read, especially at the beginning, because there were so many introductions to characters and very slow plot development. This is not bad writing, it’s just that I am a bad reader. I had difficulty keeping all the characters straight in my head. It was not until I saw the TV series that it all made sense.
For me the plot itself was a 1 book deal. There were just a LOT of diversions from the main plot… which was [SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER] basically there is a zombie army coming we better build an army to defeat it.
I love and miss the characters though…