Originally Posted by Waking_Life
Oh so you mean that they are not comparable because each has a different goal of storytelling. Seems more like the way Mystery series work than a fantasy epic that is looking to tell one large story, which it seems the Ice and Fire series is doing.
I'm not totally sure but that's the sense I got from the wiki last night. There is some overlapping I guess but all major conflict is resolved by the end of each book.