I just wondered why everyone has GRR Martins A Song of Ice and Fire in their best books/series etc. list. I have soon completed book 3, and I can't see what is so great about it. Sometimes the book gets exciting (no, not excited, that would be bad ) and then the chapter ends before it reaches its peak of excitement, and then I won't read about that person for a hundred pages or so. And when I finally get to a chapter about that character, it was not so exciting anyway, already over or not happening at all. Its just like the author is trying to torture you. I enjoy a little torture, but it has a limit. And midway in book 3 part 2 it's like he just tired of the story and smashed it all to pieces, and it makes me wonder; what's the point in reading the rest of the book without the people you were really looking forward to hear about. Sorry, but I can't see what the big fuzz's about. And please don't ban me for this post, I know how much you worship GRRM.