Re: The "Book" thread.
I've never met anyone who didn't like A Game of Thrones. So I second Lostfap here. Anyone who likes to read fiction should pick this book up.
As for the fantasy elements in A Game of Thrones, like Lostfap said the prologue has supernatural stuff, but so does the cliffhander ending...which is fucking awesome for the record.
To get a little more in depth, the entire series, called A Song of Ice and Fire, is told from various points of view of the various characters. Each chapter is named after that character so you know whose perspective your about to be reading. It makes for an amazing story. You sometimes get to see the same events, but from differing perspectives and its fascinating to see how these same events differ.