Life’s too short, and there are too many good books out there to waste our time on those we don’t like. The Starks are the protagonists. I know I’d have a hard time reading if I hated them all. Hell. I’ve been stuck in the middle of a Catelyn chapter for more than a day now. I can’t stand her. If I felt the same way about the rest of the Starks, I’d be nowhere. Why suffer through it? If you’re asking us, it seems obvious to me that you want to stop, so just do it. You don’t need our permission. If the pain outweighs the reward, quit reading.