Re: [mythsoc] Eragon
- Considering the aithor was only 16 when he wrote the
book I took his age into consideration while reading.It
seemd to have a tremendous "word of mouth" movement
going among the kids so I decided to read it myself
It is as you say competent which gives me hope for what
young Mr. Paolini. might accomplish with time and experience.
And as for the library, no chagrin necessary. One of my own
frustrations is watching towns cut back on library hours and
funds to save money. Seems like sacrificing the future to me.
Keep using the library!. .
David Emerson wrote:
> I too saw some promos for the movie, and it got me interested in
> reading the book ahead of time. I'm chagrined to say this in front of
> a bookseller, but I checked _Eragon_ out of the library to read it.
> Having found it to be a moderately competent generic fantasy with its
> full share of standard D&D tropes, layered with an adaptation of some
> plot elements and character types from the original _Star Wars_, I'm
> glad I didn't spend money on it.
> On the plus side, at least I didn't feel like I had completely wasted
> my time, and the movie will probably at least *look* cool.