Originally Posted by Amnorix
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.
Its too late now for you, but I am very glad that I saw the first season on HBO before cracking the books. Just for the visual experience of the first big shocker. I think that is a superior way to set your expectations for what it possible in GRRMartin's world.
Would be interested to see what you think of the first season having just read the book.