For me, A Dance With Dragons was such a let down that it pretty much cured my impatience for the rest of the books. Reminds me a lot of what happened with Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Eventually, the volumes became more ponderous, with very little going on in the way of plot advancement.
At this point, I'd be fine if the book series goes unfinished, and the story is wrapped up via the HBO vehicle.
Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
To those who don't get it, I bought A Dance With Dragons the day it came out which was sometime in July
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