Should I read Eragon
Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:35 AM
I did try this with the films Armageddon, Batman and Robin, and She-Ra the princess of power.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:32 AM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:01 AM
Eragon is pretty predictable, largely boring stuff. No great characterization or writing. Nothing to speak of really. I would read every book in the pinned fantasy recommendation thread before Eragon.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:47 AM
I've never heard of that book, I don't know what it's about. But I'm sure I could name hundreds of books from my country that you haven't heard of. :) And some of them are hated too.
I'd like to read Mein Kampf if I could. :)
Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:45 AM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:13 AM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:24 PM
It has alot of the same problems as Twilight in that it is incredibly boring.
The issue with Eragon is that it's simultaenously highly derivative, poorly written and just .. boring. It's like someone set out to write the most generic fantasy novel imaginable.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:34 PM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:44 PM
I read (well, tried in the case of Eragon) both series much later then when they are generally recommended for.
Eragon sucked balls and I couldn't even finish. Eddings, while not great, at least killed time in an entertaining manner.
Edited by Shryke, 11 July 2009 - 12:45 PM.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:45 PM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:07 PM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:19 PM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:38 PM
I was not moved to try the books.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:07 PM
If you really want to read it, read the entire first book so you can get the context, and in the second book skip Roran's parts, skip Eragon's traveling from the mountains to the elf city, skip anything related to poems and songs, skip the big party in which involves naked tattooed elves and read the big battles closely near the end for lulz...
"The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular" has almost nothing of importance happening, so you can skip out on it and just read the wiki summary
Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:51 PM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:39 PM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:41 PM
Paolini's egomatic? Really? Does it show in the interveiws or what?
Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:16 PM
Plus he lifted an entire scene from one of Eddings books.
There was a thread about it a while back. I will see if I can dig it up.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:47 AM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:14 AM
Edited by The Pita Enigma, 12 July 2009 - 05:14 AM.