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Old Jul 16 2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever read eragon? I read it twice, I find the book great waiting for the next one. When the book came out the author was only 19 years old.
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Old Jul 16 2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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I haven't read it yet, but have seem some good reviews. I may try to pick it up next time I do an Amazon order, assuming it's in paperback by now

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Old Jul 16 2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Eragon is one of the best books that i have ever read and i will be one of the first people in my library to read Eldest
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Old Jul 20 2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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I haven't read it, but they are making a movie currently that is due out next year, apparantly starring Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Djimon Hounsou.

I'm jaded that they'd choose to make a movie about this rather than Pern, but I'll still be sitting in the theater seats for it
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Haven't read it yet.

But I do plan to before the year's out.
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I'll put it on my list after Half Blood Prince and the summer reading requirements.
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Old Jul 26 2005, 02:13 AM   #7
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I read the first chapter, and I didn't think much of the writing quality. I suppose I should do it justice and read the whole thing before critiquing it.
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Well, I bought it. Now I need to find a time to read it with all the other books I have on my reading list.
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Old Sep 5 2005, 06:08 PM   #9
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i orded the 2nd book.
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Old Sep 10 2005, 12:29 PM   #10
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got it yesterday. i'll let you how i liked it
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Old Sep 17 2005, 05:46 PM   #11
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like it so far almost done with it. keep you posted
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Old Sep 23 2005, 10:52 PM   #12
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finshed it today on the way home from work it was great. can't wait for the last book.
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C'milo, the first chapter or two is slow. I started it and put it down. When my husband had read it he told me if I could get through them it got much better and it does!!

I've read both books and can't wait for the next one to come out. A movie would be interesting and will deffinetly go see it when it comes out.
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I've read both.
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Still haven't managed to lay my little paws on this one *ties a knot in hanky to remind her to ask the library whether they have it in their English language collection*
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I have seen it in the book store, and wondered about it, with that interesting dragon on the cover. I have heard that other people I know have liked it, so I will try to get to it soon.
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My 16 year old son discovered the books shortly before Christmas. I checked them out for him and just a couple weeks ago managed to pry them from his hands and get them back. Good thing I work there, I can renew items as many times as I want. I think the kid read both books 6 times each and those are what he wants for his birthday. They must have something going for them.
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I have seen it in the book store, and wondered about it, with that interesting dragon on the cover. I have heard that other people I know have liked it, so I will try to get to it soon.
Lady M, they are WONDERFUL!!!! I can't wait until the 3rd one is published!
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the Eragon books are a good read and definatly have a cool plot that should be able to intrest anyone. . . but somehow they just didnt connect with me. they didnt feel as real as i think they should. there still a good read i am in eldest at the moment i am not use to feeling that way with books. am i the only one that had that reaction??
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That's actually a good way of putting it. The plot should be able to interest me - but I just can't connect with it.
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I just finished Eragon and when I first started reading it, I was bias b/c I am such a fan of the Dragonriders of Pern series. However, I did give it a chance, and I enjoyed it. I too am a little mad that this young author has a movie already for his book, and yet Anne has not had one yet. I wish Fox or WB would see the opportunity in her writings...hopefully the movie deal with the Canadian company will prove fruitful for the McCaffrey clan!
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I haven't read the series yet. A friend told me about it several months back and I meant to check into it and just forgot. After seeing the movie tonight, I realized it was the same series. The movie was pretty good. Not awesome or amazing, but pretty good. It seemed a little rushed in parts - like they probably cut a lot out of the book. I enjoyed it overall, and I really liked the dragon in the movie (though, while I like Rachael Weisz, I didn't care for her voice as the dragon). Only one other thing really bugged me about the movie. John Malkovich is apparenlty the only person in the entire land that has NO accent. It was so blatant to be almost jarring, the few scenes he's in.

I would give the movie a B or B-. Definite "leave your brain at the door" movie. Don't analyze it (or over-analyze it) or you'll hate it.
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(off topic I know) Is it possible for someone to not have an accent? I don't think I have an accent, but if I'm talking to someone from another country, according to them I do, but they don't. (once again, I know it's off-topic)
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True. But for someone to have an american accent in a european-like setting is very odd
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O/T Accents
Most movies, any accent is not too strong. So if this guy is obviously American it must sound unusual.
I read the book some time ago and will certainly not re-read it before seeing the movie.
Funniest thing I ever saw where the American accent did NOT fit - was a live performance of Shakespeare, when I was visiting America
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I just finished Eragon and when I first started reading it, I was bias b/c I am such a fan of the Dragonriders of Pern series. However, I did give it a chance, and I enjoyed it. I too am a little mad that this young author has a movie already for his book, and yet Anne has not had one yet. I wish Fox or WB would see the opportunity in her writings...hopefully the movie deal with the Canadian company will prove fruitful for the McCaffrey clan!
I have not read the books, however I have heard raves about both books. The movie is only said to be excellent by those that have not read the books. Those that have read seem very upset at the movie story and characters. For the Author I wish the best... The movie is eye candy and will perhaps sell the books out of couriosity.
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I was not that impressed with the book and was even less impressed as I tried reading the sequal. I don't even remember whether or not I finished it - I cared that little about the characters.
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I'm inclined to agree with you Brenda, in fact i have no interest in finding the second book. But I do look forward to the movie
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I think I'll go see Night at the Museum instead
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Just saw the movie and was sitting there saying to myself, this is almost like stuff in the PERN series. I then found out it was written by a young author who has read Anne McCaffrey's books. Did Anne give her blessing to this new author?

My nephew has read the book and now I'll have to read it too. I didn't read the book yet and saw the movie first. I have heard that those that read the book first were dissapointed in the movie, they say the book is better (books are always better, IMHO).
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I'm reading the book now and... so far, it's okay. Not incredible, but okay. I've already noticed a number of things they changed, but really, it's mostly cutting out things not integral to the plot so that the movie isn't 10 hours long. And then, of course, there are a few minor plot things changed because of being affected by some of those non-vital things being cut out.

Over all, I still think the movie was a good movie. And I think the book is about in the same vein of quality.
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I wish Fox or WB would see the opportunity in her writings...
Trutst me, that's the last thing you would like to see. Everytime Fox or WB dubs a book onto the big screen, they cut it up too much. To the point that they should have invested in making an entirely different story based on the book instead. I'm also leary of Copperheart's interest in making a McCaffrey movie, but I've heard that the author herself wouldn't have given up rights had it been by a less-than-truist agency (on the other hand, you would have thought that about Vegietales).

You want to see the McCaffrey books come to life? Pray Disney wraps their fingers around it.
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noooooooo not diseny!
after the hash they made of the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy film!!!!!!!!!!!
the best thing about that was the music- though the original music (which they included) was best!

I think it pretty significant that although it had been in the pipeline for years it only got under way after Douglas Adams was dead!
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Most author's works never make it to the theatres until after their death simply because it's easier to get rights to the material then. Many authors refuse to let their work go out of fear that the producers and writers will screw it up.

The Hitchhiker's Guide wasn't so poorly done, but it was a fairly low budget film from Disney's standards...it was produced on $50,000,000 (Fox paid $100,000,000 for Eragon).

A much better example of what Disney can do is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Disney's producers pushed that flick OVER two hours in length and they had over a $180,000,000 production budget. Plus, Disney's animators are top of the line...they simply can NOT be beat...and they're truists. They spend their lives animating critters and characters from verbal discriptions without imaginative improvisation. I would MUCH rather have seen Disney pick up Pern than anyone else.

Look at the griffins in the narnia flick and compare them to fox's idea of what saphira should look like...disney trumps.
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I really like how Saphira looked. I thought it was a refreshing take on how they are stereotypically depicted. In reading the book, they could have depicted her coloring a little more true, but there might have been reasonings behind that... (i.e. - things that don't translate to film well, like a brightly colored dragon too contrasting to the dark/somber tone of the film, not to mention possibly being too cartoonish-looking. Just a thought. )
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There's many things who looks like McCaffrey's books. Like the "thing when the dragonrider meet for the first time his dragon (sorry I don't know the world in english)" and the link during the death of the dragon or the rider.

I'm not really satisfied by this book. The film is nice, can you imagine DragonFlight with this FX ? It should be awesome.

I think they should have done a Pern movie with this movie's price. If they even make the film the people will say it's a silly copy.

Sorry if I'm not really clear, I'm tired .
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You make sense.

If they do make a Pern movie the dragons had better not have FEATHERS.
Besides that, I liked the movie Saphira.
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Most author's works never make it to the theatres until after their death simply because it's easier to get rights to the material then. Many authors refuse to let their work go out of fear that the producers and writers will screw it up.

The Hitchhiker's Guide wasn't so poorly done, but it was a fairly low budget film from Disney's standards...it was produced on $50,000,000 (Fox paid $100,000,000 for Eragon).

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but the story was well... wrong!
The beginning was relatively accurate but then it rapidly went downhill- most of the 2nd half was a complete load of... ahem! And HHGTTG was written for radio so it started as a script!
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Saw the movie wish I hadn't. Kinda like Harry Potter and PERN in one. Biggest differences about the dragon: Waits for a long time before hatcxhing (still chooses the rider though), feathers, blue female (instead of green). How original. Worse, I saw it with a slave of the books, someone who's so obsessed they don't stop picking it apart.


Long story short, I thought it was okay, but sapped most of the ideas from elsewhere. Oh, and it had Baal in it so several sweetness points there.
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My nephew has read the book and now I'll have to read it too. I didn't read the book yet and saw the movie first. I have heard that those that read the book first were dissapointed in the movie, they say the book is better (books are always better, IMHO).
I read the books first and I liked them a lot. Then I saw the movie with a friend and we were OUTRAGED! We spent most of the time there making fun of the scenes. They left out peices that are vital to the next book! But how Arya was portrayed dissapointed me the most. She was supposed to be in a coma! So though I despised the movie, I really think that those who have seen (and probably despised) the movie should read the books.

Oh, and as a side note.... There is an Erragon who is mentioned a lot in the Skies of Pern. Coincidence? I think not!! (hehee)
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