I was given the Game of Thrones boxed set for Christmas from my brother and sister in law. However, they warned me that there were some over the top parts. I've been skipping these parts when I encounter them (I basically skim to see if there is any pertinent information and then move on till the "scene" is complete). Do you find that this is an acceptable practice? The rest of the book is fairly good and I'd like to see how it goes, but it's definately no Tolkien when it comes to modesty. I actually am repulsed by some of the things I read in the story, but that just serves to show how evil some of the characters are.