well, Martin is definitely into the "kill'em all" philosophy ;)
shame Sandor is dead, real shame...
aside from that - a solid read, though again, somewhat longish in places.
and I'm finding myself liking Jaime more and more. and Petyr. and Sansa. ah! the horror!
... and why is Catelyn a zombie now?? why, oh why!
(ha! has I read the book when it was originally published, I'd have killed Martin for how long he'd have made me wait fo the next part...)