I don't usually go in for fantasy novels, I prefer historical fiction better. But these books read like historical novels, with a good bit of Martin's imagination to spice it up.
Hope they pull off some of the great scenes from the books. The Massacre on the Fist of Men,The Siege of Castle Black (burning the switchback), the Clegane/Martell duel, The Red Wedding. A toast to King Joffrey!
And the best one should be this season, the Battle of Blackwater Rush.
How long until The Winds of Winter
Oh, and Melisandre's "coochie ninja"!