I am a Fantasy nerd and these are the best books I've ever read. too bad Martin is going to croak before he ever finishes the series. super stoked for this.
I am also a fantasy nerd, and I also love ASoIaF, but I think Erikson's Malazan series is the best "fat fantasy" series out there. not to mention Erikson isn't obese, and actually releases his books regularly.
in fact he might have finished it already. I started reading the 8th book, but had no clue what was going on since I'd waited too long to pick it up, so I decided to reread the series. I'm having a blast delving into the first book again!
anywho, I haven't read past the first three books in ASoIaF, specifically because I want it to be finished before I invest anymore time in it, and I don't have full confidence that will happen. BUT, with the series coming up, I will reread Game.