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Postby Benjaru » Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:18 pm

I'm half done already! I wish you guys would hurry so we can talk. :roll:
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Postby FantasyMan » Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:13 pm

yeah no talking bout any story ploits that might ruin it i haven't even started yet!
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Postby Ariel » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:12 pm

Me either! If I had the book on tape, I'd be almost done by now! I'll tell you, time is a luxery. Sure wish I had more of it!
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Postby Alia » Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:30 pm

I had to break down and buy this book on CD... life is interestingly busy and this is all I have time for... I'm about 1/2 done and i have to say that some kids should wait to write. He's not too bad, but if he had waited he would have made this story so much better.
This weekend I'll pick up Eldest, just because I need to see this story through to the end.
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Postby FantasyMan » Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:35 pm

yup i just started it last night
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Postby Dragonfleet » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:13 am

I read an article about Eragon in the paper the other day. It was pretty critical of the author's lack of originality in his first book. I think I'll buy it some time this month and make my own mind about it.
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Postby Benjaru » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:10 am

Good idea, Dragonfleet. You should form your own opinion about.

I actually like Eragon(1) better than Eldest(2).

Alia, you say he should have 'waited'... Meaning what?
I agree that he writes like a kid, but he was a kid when he wrote Eragon. He had to start somewhere, and if he had not started there, chances are he would not be published. His books float on the talent of others, struggling to quench the insatiable hunger that works like Lord of the Rings kindled in readers.
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Postby FantasyMan » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:57 pm

idk i like them both equally....but i haven't finished eldest yet.....i do like how he grew out of his childish writing style that he used in the first book...it makes it sound better but makes it a longer read...
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Postby Magus » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:12 am

I started this today, mostly because the book I was reading took place in summer and I felt in too much a wintry mood as well as the fact as my sister's home and owns the book. I have already developed some strong opinions of the book and its author through reading what I have of it, and assume that the rest of the book will only work to expand upon them, but I'll hold off until I read more before I reveal them.
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Postby Benjaru » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:42 pm

I will be very interested to see what your opinions are, Magus.

And then we can powwow. :wink:

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Postby Magus » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:46 pm

I shouldn't have started a book two days before Christmas. I started another book Christmas day when I had to read something in the car coming back from my Grandparents house. I saw Wicked last night and now want to read the book to compare the two, and my sister has a book she really wants me to read "Pirates in an Adventure With Scientists". Unfortunately it's been pushed down the list a little bit, but I have read a decent bit of Eragon and formed some rough opinions of it from there. My sister's also leaving me the book to read while she's away at school, so I don't have to wait for her to come back.

So far I've liked it enough to continue with it, but found it lacking a certain quality I would have expected from all of the hype over it. It does display a plethora of pitfalls in both text and writing, but is good enough to hold my interest. Basically I'd place myself in the middle of the two extreme factions that have formed over the book and its author. I don't hold any particular special fondness for it, but find it entertaining and enjoyable enough to read, not only this book but likely the two other books in the trilogy as well. But we'll see if my opinions change at all as I continue to read it.
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Postby Arantus » Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:12 pm

I agree, definitely an awesome book :)
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