Then again, maybe I won’t be reading those other Game of Thrones books

I had intentionally avoided learning anything about the Song of Ice and Fire series while I was reading those first three books. I didn’t want any spoilers or any information to alter my feelings on the books and their universe. But just after I gushed about the first three books yesterday, I went to order the 4th book and was taken aback by the reviews. Book 5 looks similarly dim. So I started reading about the background of the series and its origins. And… well, I don’t know if I’ve got the time and patience for 1000s more pages where nothing happens.

Any thoughts?