Review of Eragon by Christopher Paolini. What did you think? I mean seriously?

The Monomaniacal Middle Grade Reviewer and I discuss the Novel Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

Now, to be honest I read this before I started beta-reading, so I was able to turn off my internal editor and just enjoy the story… but I really liked it, for all the same reasons Dude talks about here. Take a listen, and if you’ve read it, let me know what YOU thought, and why.

So, what are your thoughts on Eragon? I mean seriously. Come on and chime in!

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3 responses to “Review of Eragon by Christopher Paolini. What did you think? I mean seriously?

  1. I liked the book, though I admit my admiration was colored by the knowledge that the author was a teenager. The flaws I found were more easily passed over because of that. You can see his influences, but it was still a well-written, fun book. In the following books it’s cool that you can see his writing developing and getting better. Have not yet read the last one however. Movie sucked.

  2. Loved the series. I thought the movie was terrible, only because I thought the book was so great! :) Still need to read the last book in the series. I’m sure it will be as good as the others.

  3. I loved Eragon for a lot of different reasons, but my enthusiasm for it after my initial reading was no less than that young man’s. It definitely drew me in with the action, the danger, and the heart.

    A lot of people criticize the book for its “purple prose,” which I know as a writer, we’re told to avoid using as much as possible. But despite that I found myself lost in the story, and didn’t even notice how silly some of it sounded until a vlogger mocked it outright. I was blissfully unaware that there was anything off about the writing. But isn’t that the point? To captivate your readers? No matter how overused the plot twists might be, Paolini wrote Eragon in a way that made me ignore the editor part of my brain. It let me get lost in a story and compelled me to read 730 pages in two days. I loved that. It was highly imaginative, and inspired a few of my own short stories. Personally, I am very fond of Eragon, as well as Eldest. This is making me want to read them again! :)