I'm not reading a damn word in here yet. Just wanted to say that I've just finished reading the first book, based on the recommendation of many friends, and thought it was excellent. I've ordered the rest from Amazon, and hope to get/watch the HBO series as soon as possible. THEN I'll join you guys in here, no doubt.
"I love signature blocks on the Internet. I get to put whatever the hell I want in quotes, pick a pretend author, and bang, it's like he really said it." George Washington