To read or not to read.... I can't decide whether or not to start this series. No, I've never seen the HBO show. Yes, I've heard all of the praise for the books. But, I waited over 20 years for the finale of "The Wheel of Time" (Jordan, Sanderson) and don't know if I want to start another epic series that some predict will not be finished until 2025. What is your advice?
If you are worried about it not finishing by 2025 or even if you are willing to wait til 2035 or 2045, then do not start reading. If you are satisfied with the constant multiplication of yet-unresolved plot-hooks, and enjoy saying to yourself things like "It's not the destination but the journey that counts", then plunge right in.