I enjoyed reading the book. That much is true. After all I seek maps of Westeros and Essos and am waiting for the G.R.R. Martin sanctioned ones. I have to note though that once you’ve read LotR, Dune and Iliad it seems that you’ve read almost all epic stories. Break for one week before I proceed to Book 2.
A nagging note: I find it funny that Amazon sells the novels for ~ $10 and Greek bookstores for ~ €24.