Finished The Day of The Triffids, fun read. Interesting plot, good characters (for the most part), among other things.
I'm 100 or so pages into A Game of Thrones. Pretty interesting so far. The mad rush to produce as many characters as possible wasn't as jarring or hard to follow as some had told me, but still a plate full. From what I hear (and see from skimming the chapter names), not many other characters are introduced. It has felt like a LONG 100 pages, maybe the longest 100 pages I've ever read, but I think that will speed up now that the main characters are introduced and the main core story seems to be there. Overall I'm enjoying it.
I have a question though, are all of these books designed around one giant plot or does each individual book have a major plot point? Basically, once I finish this book is it possible to feel satisfied and move on, or is it one of those series where everything is open ended from book to book and to find out what happens to most things, you have to keep reading the next book in line?