I read Eragon through the summer. I enjoyed the book, I only wish it didn't take me so long to get through.
I really enjoyed this book. though I have enjoyed other books more. I'm glad I read it, but I don't think I'll be reading the sequels. The book is great, the author is talented but he dragged everything out a little to much for my liking. i also think the book was not enough my style. I do like fantasy but there was something about this book that I didn't enjoy quite as much as I suspected I would. Though don't make what I say make you not read it. I know a lot of people who enjoyed quite a bit, and I do think it's a worth wile read.
I found the little paragraph about the author in the back very interesting. I'll put it here.
Christopher Paolini's abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen after being homeschooled all his life. He became a New York Times bestselling author at nineteen. Christopher lives in Montana, where the dramatic landscape feeds his visions of Alagaesia.
Now, I know this isn't a movie review blog but I feel I need to write about the movie Eragon. I have heard from many people how disappointed they were in the movie, and how the movie was almost nothing like the book. Now my own opinion is that they are all wrong! I watched the movie after reading the book. I think they made the movie almost exactly like the book. they took out a lot of things; I think they had to do that though, the book is just too long to get it all into one movie. the ending was also a bit different. But other than that I think they did a pretty good job. Though there is one thing in the movie that really upset me; I the book there is an Elf named Arya, She is an Extremely important part of the book, and it's important that she be an elf, well in the movie there are no elves! Grrrr