Advertisements Ok,. how about "The first three books are so much better"? While I don't disagree with you about, perhaps, editing (which is funny since GRRM does a great job of editing other things), I still argue that so much of the stuff that's internal on the POV characters is really good and there's no way to do that on TV. In fact the whole POV angle is lost on TV. We don't really get the "fog of war" in the same way it's presented in the books and that's a really big loss. GRRM himself argues that TV and books are different mediums and you can't translate directly, so there's no argument there. I love the TV show, don't mistake me. I just think skipping the books because you don't want to be disappointed by the TV show is strange. There are so many differences now that I basically treat them as separate entities, the TV show being to the book as Christian Bales Batman is to Michael Keatons. Sure, the names are the same, and some of the plot is the same, but watching one doesn't "spoil" the other as they are different entities.