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Good Book but...

  • Jul 18, 2010
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I was introduced to the book by the movie. Not really being a fan of movies, I switched onto the book when I read the summary. I knew it would be an interesting book and for the first few chapters I was totally glued to it.

The story evolves around a poor farmer boy named Eragon who comes across a dragon egg when he was out hunting in the forest. Thinking it's an expensive stone, he decides to take it back to his village and sell it to buy meat for the winter. Though his 'merchandise' was rejected and he takes it home; later he is shocked to see the egg hatch to a new born baby dragon; Saphira.

The evil king, King Galbatorix, finds out about the hatched dragon and sent his servants to capture Eragon. Thus, like this, the journey begins for them to join the Varden, the opposing party against the king.

Through out the three books, the adventure develops and Eragon transforms from a farmer boy to a hero who carries many expectations, one of them to overthrow the evil king.

Emotionally speaking, I don't think so that I felt any emotional attachment to the book or shed a tear on the 'hardships' that Eragon went through. If the word 'curiosity' is described as an emotion, than yes, I was curious enough to read all the three books just for the heck of it. The romantic feelings didn't really feel romantic to me and the sad blood gore warfare also didn't have the same impact. It felt like Paolini was trying to put all the genres in one book and forget the connectivity through out it.

I would recommend this book to those who love fantasy adventure... but remember. I felt like this was a cheat off from the Lord Of The Rings (Tolken) in many points. The long paragraphs jammed with too much information could have been written simpler and much more better. I remember myself skipping paragraphs in the second book and many times I felt like throwing the novel against the wall, irritated. I am patient but who read dragged off paragraphs with the same content?

Though comparatively to other books, this wasn't a waste of time and in some points, I did have adrenaline rushes to see what would happen next.

Overall; it's not a bad trilogy but it could be a LOT better.
 

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July 18, 2010
Nice review. I am avoiding this series.
July 19, 2010
Same here. I tried reading this book, but I didn't get far into it. I'm not sure what was turning me off from the series, though.
 
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Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
Its good until you get about halfway through the first book and realize that it is literally a point for point copy of Star Wars in a fantasy setting.
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