I found that this series has the ability to create a vivid image in my mind about how the world looks. It's as if I already watched a movie and lived in parts of the world. The detail is amazing.
That is very much the way I experience books, like watching a movie: but the detail is somehow more real because--with the best writers anyway--it's almost like being there . . . but in the safety of your own chair I appreciate detail in books if it is presented well because it makes the "movie" that much richer when reading.