I’m reading A Game of Thrones (the first book) for the first time and am exactly half way through the novel. I’ve never watched the HBO series but am avid enough of an io9 reader that I know a lot of plot details from the show. As much as I’m loving GRRM’s writing and world building, I’m starting to get a little fatigued with the size of the narrative and I’m discouraged knowing that the series hasn’t even been finished yet. Is it reasonable for me to abandon a series simply because I’m not confident the creator will finish what they started? Lord of the Rings is my absolute favorite piece of fiction and is arguably just as complex and daunting as A Song of Ice and Fire but at least it’s complete!