I finally finished it!! This book has been sitting on my shelves for about 2 years. I bought the whole box set during Boxing Day when I was studying in the UK. I decided to start reading this series because I joined the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge and because I want to minimise my TBR books before all the new releases coming out this year.
Plot: There are some parts that I find fast-paced but there are some that are dragging along.
Characters: I love Jon,Arya,and Tyrion because they are tough and very independent. I realised that I have a tendency to love characters that fend for themselves. These 3 characters are the unique characters in the book because they are the outcast. Their characters are outside of the norm. Arya is a girl with a strong boy character, Jon is a bastard and that makes him unloved by Catelyn and Tyrion is an imp which is actually a shame for his lord father. But they tough it out even though they are different.
Language: At first it is not easy for me to get used to the language due to the vulgerness of words used in the book but as the I read, it becomes natural to read.
But all in all I enjoyed reading the book and blames myself for not pick it up earlier. I will be reading the second book in February as a part of the TBR Pile Challenge. I am thinking of finishing the box set this year.