GRRM is an insufferable blowhard. He's written some really good short fiction and single episode television. But the GOT books are tedious and overrated. Really? A book every 5-10 years filled 200 pages a of soft core porn, 100 pages of descriptions of the food people ate at a feast and another 100 pages describing the color of some unnamed knights armor. He is in desperate need of an editor. The material is one of the rare cases of literature that's actually better on television...it's essentially a couple hundred pages of screenplay with 10000 pages of fluff.