I'm interested to see what others say.
I gave up on the Martin series about three chapters into the first book, and I've made repeated attempts at the Gunslinger with no success, especially because every King novel I have finished has left me feeling ripped off so it makes me hesitant to invest in a series.
People from the oboard might remember me saying that I told my husband not to ever mention in front of my friends that Stephen King was his favourite author. I was embarrassed to be in a romantic relationship with a total nerd, basically. As if I was like cooler than that or something lol. What an idiot.
But I still can't get into King, or Martin. Too many pages of (seemingly) unimportant details.