I've read the game of thrones and dark tower series and enjoyed them both.
A year or more ago I purchased the first book from the wheel of time series. I didn't make it through the gathering of people in the village (town meeting thing very early in book one). I honestly have a hard time staying awake while reading it. I put down the book a year ago and never looked back.
Is it going to be a lot of the same throughout the series? I'm tempted to give it another shot.