I finally finished it, A Storm of swords. and I am so glad I did. For those who are watching the HBO Series but not reading the book Season 3 is basically the first half of the book. and while stuff that happened in the first half, including the evil closer of the books second act (the red wedding) the stuff that happens latter is awesome. which is good cause I thought about quitting when I got to the bad thing that I won't spoil.
So I'd love to go on about the things I loved in this book, the things that made me have to put the book down for a bit, and of course the things that shocked me. I figure most my readers haven't read these books yet, and well if you're watching the TV series then I could talk about somethings but I think I will just say this. 1. if you can handle the gore and sex and like fantasy don't give up on the books yet. 2. if you are watching the tv show, you really should read the books, that way you don't have to wait to see what happends till the next season.