If you haven’t read the books, you simply MUST. And if you want to stab George RR Martin in the Face for making you wait for the final two installments of Song of Ice and Fire, I sympathise.
Whilst the TV series of Game of Thrones is quite simply brilliant, you can and should get your Game On by reading the novels.
And now, the Telegraph has joined the party by acknowledging them as Awesome. You can read the article here. So be not ashamed. Don’t download them onto your Kindle like the medieval romances I prefer to hide when reading in public. Buy the delicious, fat paperbacks and consume them like hellfire. Or dreamwine. Or dragon’s blood or a wildling or like The King in The North. Because you will not regret it.