for real! the books are SOOOOO much better than the tv show. i'm actually kind of disappointed with the tv show after reading the books. i haven't had a series of books that I sat down and read back to back to back (etc) like that in a LOOONG time.
i feel that the 3rd season is weak (so far) in comparison to the third book.
and to whoever asked if they should read the first two books since they've already seen the first two seasons....the answer is YES.... DEFINITELY. The tv show leaves out quite a bit....not enough to make it impossible to follow, but a noticeable amount.