Originally Posted by outsyder
Just finished Storm of Swords and starting A Feast For Crows.
I'm pretty pleased with myself that I finished Storm of Swords in 5 days.
AFfC isn't as grand as the previous book. Also, you miss 80% of the main characters because they're left for the next book.
It's been said, though, that books 4 and 5 are more set up for books six and seven, which should be more rewarding. Keep that in mind.