Grew up reading comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Louis L'amour, and various other western or adventure series. Not a fan of sword and sorcery books, so haven't read any of the GOT books. Odd considering I was a huge Conan and Savage Sword of Conan fan as a kid. I tend to stick to cops, spies, mysteries, and intrigue type books. I work as an IT architect and consultant. I travel a good bit, so buy books to read on planes or when working remotely. I've read just about everything by James Lee Burke and Vince Flynn. Read some of Greg Iles, David Balducci, Daniel Silva, and Nelson DeMille's stuff of late. Really enjoy DeMille's John Corey character. Hard to find stuff as compelling as the Dave Robicheaux series though. About to give Larry Block's Matthew Scudder series a go as it was recommended to me. So what series or type of books do you read? Favorite literary characters?