I decided to hold out on the “Game of Thrones” tv-series until the whole season was out. I enjoyed the heck out of it, but the series definitely seems to have a “Sopranos”-like attitude to character death. Without spoiling anything, I found myself having to choose a new favourite character every week for a few weeks in a row, as my options dwindled. Now, I’m in the position where I want to read the books, but I don’t want to have anything spoiled, so I’ll probably have to wait until the tv-show is over. Ah well. I’m sure there are other super-lengthy fantasy epics out there.