I just had to go read the review to see what all the fuss was about, and it's laughable. I've been a die-hard Ice & Fire fan since '97 and it's obvious the hack that wrote the review has never given anything but a cursory glance at the story. I have plenty of female friends that love this "boy fiction" just as much as us dudes. Keep up the awesome work, Mr. Martin, aSoIaF is a masterpiece that changed the face of fantasy fiction, and we eagerly await its television version. Kudos!