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Postby Benjaru » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:52 pm

Welcome Arantus!

By the way, who were you agreeing with?

Or perhaps you were just being personable. :wink: :)
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Postby Magus » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:03 pm

:rofl:

That confused me a little too, because I never said that it was all that great of a book, only that it held enough promise for me to read it through, and most likely its sequels as well.
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Re: ERAGON

Postby Benjaru » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:16 pm

First page of thread:
FantasyMan wrote:this is one of the best books i have ever red (spelling?) it is about a boy who somehow comes upon a dragon egg and becomes a dragon rider.

suggested for anyone who likes dragons action and a good fantasy book

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Magus, methinks Arantus stumbled upon FM's dubious praise.
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Re: ERAGON

Postby FantasyMan » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:28 am

BenJaru wrote:First page of thread:
FantasyMan wrote:this is one of the best books i have ever red (spelling?) it is about a boy who somehow comes upon a dragon egg and becomes a dragon rider.

suggested for anyone who likes dragons action and a good fantasy book

:D



Magus, methinks Arantus stumbled upon FM's dubious praise.



LMAO leave me alone :'( its not my fault i was really bad as discribing books earlier this year but i have gotten better ;)
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Postby Magus » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:01 pm

An example is in order, then.

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Postby Benjaru » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:15 pm

:rofl:


Finish reading it yet, Magus?
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Postby Magus » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:35 pm

No, I had to put it aside to reading with more precedence. I'll pick it up over the summer, but there's other books I need to read right now; currently Gulliver's Travels and Desperation.
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Postby FantasyMan » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:52 am

awwww common y?
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Postby Brys » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:28 pm

I haven't read it yet, but as a general discussion:

I agree that he writes like a kid, but he was a kid when he wrote Eragon.


But so was Moorcock when he started writing, and he started writing as a decent author. So was Robert Howard. Age shouldn't be an excuse for bad writing.

chances are he would not be published.


No, his parents were both in the publishing industry. The chances of him not being published were very low indeed.

His books float on the talent of others, struggling to quench the insatiable hunger that works like Lord of the Rings kindled in readers


I love that - it sounds just like the kind of thing Moorcock was saying in Epic Pooh - except he employed it in a much more critical sense.

I doubt I'll buy Eragon - I might read it, but I haven't heard much to suggest it's worthy of spending money on. There's been some praise, but that seems to be on the basis of his age rather than any inherent talent, and there have been some calling him one of the worst fantasy writers ever.
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Postby Magus » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:56 pm

And yet there were some people calling Stephen King one of the worst writers ever, and he won the National Book Foundation's lifetime achievement award for distinguished contribution to American letters. All I'm saying here is that not everybody can be right.

Now, I've read some of Eragon (and plan on reading more, although I chose to read other things in the meantime), and I can say that I think Christopher Paolini isn't the best writer. I could go on into more detail with this, but I haven't the time at the moment (I need to finish an essay on Pride and Prejudice).

But one thing that gets me is that people do keep talking about the kid's age, either to defend or attack him. This to me is just the most baseless argument for or against a work of literature. S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was 13 and it's considered a classic. The age of the author should have nothing to do with reading their work. If it's good, then so be it. If it's bad, then so be it too.
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Postby Magus » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:26 pm

:rofl:

I just realized that I have absolutely no life. I was wondering when exactly the reviews of Eragon broke down into trolling and insulting. It was October 20, 2003 with Amazon.com's 125 review of the book. Like I said, I have no life.

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Postby Magus » Wed May 03, 2006 7:37 pm

O.K., I finished it today. I have to study for my Trig test tomorrow and my AP US History test the next day, so I'll abstain from commenting until tomorrow.
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