I saw a post on Google Plus from Wil Wheaton regarding A Song of Fire and Ice:
I have to agree though, if I had read the book first as planned, I would’ve been lost in the first few chapters. Thanks to my friends; Alexis Lim, Dhel Ocampo, FC Romero, Justin Joyas, Bobbit Lim, Dave Due, Anri Iga and Franz Lopez for influencing me. I have decided to watch the series before reading it.
I’m currently on page 205 been busy wasn’t able to catch up on my reading. All I can say is; it’s very well written and for those of you who enjoy reading, this is one set you must have. In the TV series you won’t be able to tell what the characters were actually feeling in each scene but George Martin described each event so perfectly in the book that you feel for each individual. I will not be posting any spoilers till I finish the book. Stay tuned!