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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Geralt is always referred to as a monster hunter. But I think it's more accurate to refer to him as monster detective/hunter. The structure of the first two books reminds me of the Sherlock Holmes short stories (and I've read ALL of the Sherlock stories). Sherlock also hunted "monsters" in several of his stories. Sherlock was also a very capable fighter (and he used these skills on several occasions), albeit not on Geralts level. Dandelion chronicles and popularizes Geralt's deeds much like Dr. Watson for Sherlock. Incidently, Dandelion is also a well-educated scholar (Oxenfurt).
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Very much in tune with history of Eastern Europe over the past few cenutries. Conflicts, wars, racial hatreds.... I find it amazing that the humor translates so well to English. In fact just about everything in the books translate so well that I would have never guessed it was originally written in Polish. The humor is spot on. I think GRRM's humor often misses the mark... The interaction between characters arealso extremely entertaining. For example the interactions between Geralt and Yennefer. Much more interesting than the interactions between Jon and Ygritte... or Dany and Drogo.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    I just started reading the Witcher books recently. Absolutely amazing! The characters are more entertaining than GRRM's characters. Overall the books are more upbeat than ASOIAF... even though they never shy away from showing the brutal atrocities of war. Dandelion is so much more entertaining than Samwell. Ciri even beats Arya in my opinion. No character in ASOIAF comes close to Geralt.