To be brutally honest: Robert Jordan's books can be a bit dull. I read them once as a kid, and like you, I gave up on the first book. It's only recently i've actually got to book six, and it's getting worse and worse as i'm reading them. I'm looking forward to reading the latest ones by Brandon Sanderson though
And yes: the Game of Thrones tv series is brilliant It's actually some of the best fantasy i've seen put to tv really. Mind, the books are really good as well, so definately read them if you get a chance!
And yeah, I really liked Joe Abercrombie I can't say i've heard of James Barclay, what did he write?
As for the gaming, it varies :P Look up my steam account, it's Doomermind at the moment. Mostly though: strategy and rpg's I suppose. Not to mention minecraft.
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