Originally Posted by medford
In contract to CE, I loved a lot of the characters in the book. I can't decide which ones I liked best, lots of different view points to the story.
I dunno -- I'm about 50% of the way through the book, and I think the only two characters that I can actually say that I "like" are Eddard Stark and Jon Snow.
It generally seems like every character that gets introduced is miserable. The King hates being King. Ned hates being forced into politics for the King. Catelyn has the whole Bran thing going on and her deal with the Dwarf as a result. Ned's two daughters both have problems. And that Dany girl is just a total mess -- with an insane older brother and a totally effed up situation with her being married off to some savage.
It's an interesting book, and I really like the attention to detail as far as settings and political manuvering goes -- but I can't figure out really who I'm supposed to be rooting for at this point.