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Offline MetallicDragon

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Anyone else read Eldest?
« on: September 02, 2005, 07:17:33 am »
Has anyone else read Eldest (the sequel to Eragon)?
Awesome series!
And the author is coming to my city on his tour thing!
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I'm bad at writing reviews.



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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 07:19:07 am »

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2005, 07:22:22 am »
Awesome series!

That is your review?

I'm bad at reviews.
'cause by the time I finish the book and decide to review it, I've already forgot alot of the details. I'd have to read it several times to get a good view of it.

Plus I can't really decide what to say about it.
It has a good story and dialogue etc.

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2005, 06:49:21 am »
I read somewhere that we only take in 1/10th on what is on a page in your average novel or something.  I probably have the 1/10th bit wrong there, but it's something like that.  Hence the reason we can read books again without getting bored relatively shortly after reading them.

Metallic just reminded me of that with his forgo alot of details comment!

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2005, 12:17:45 am »
...ermm....I see this book on stand all over campus. Could some one send me a message of a summary of the book. Don't worry about spoilers I don't care. Just wondering what it is about and if it seems interesting. I'll be honest, I'm a bit put off by the childish cartoon dragons on the covers. They make me avert my eyes to other books for some reason *shrug* gonna have dragons, make 'em cool looking.
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005, 03:09:53 pm »
I really like this book, but I don't think it was as good as the first one. If you like the first one, get it. It also seemed like it ended too soon.
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 09:16:07 pm »
I read it, and as sequels go, it was ok. I thought that it was streched out a bit thin in places, and some of the plot twists were rather obvious. I can say ive read some better books, but it was an intresting read, but there was really nothing in it that makes me want to read it a second time.
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 10:30:43 pm »
Yeah. I read it. Wasn't it written by a young guy?

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 10:50:02 pm »
Yeah. I read it. Wasn't it written by a young guy?

The first one was written when he was... 17? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 10:49:50 pm »
Yeah. I read it. Wasn't it written by a young guy?

The first one was written when he was... 17? Correct me if I'm wrong.
I heard he was 15. Anyways I got the book for Xmas and just dousent have the time to read it with all my schoolwork. :-\
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2006, 08:38:12 pm »
I heard that it wasn't any good.

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2006, 09:13:56 pm »
you heard wrong buddy. you heard wrong.

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2006, 06:35:30 am »
I think eragon was much better, anyway, I heard their was a big surprise near the end, someone please PM me with what it is?
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2006, 10:19:40 am »
The Inheritance Trilogy has good writing - by that I mean how good it sounds, how well it flows, how well the descriptions describe, how well it conveys the emotions it is ment to convey - but the plot is very disapointing, and the suprises aren't suprising. Also, when something is supposed to be sad, I don't feel sad at all, kinda like when Trinity dies in the Matrix Revolutions.  :-\
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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2006, 08:44:09 am »
The Inheritance Trilogy has good writing - by that I mean how good it sounds, how well it flows, how well the descriptions describe, how well it conveys the emotions it is ment to convey - but the plot is very disapointing, and the suprises aren't suprising. Also, when something is supposed to be sad, I don't feel sad at all, kinda like when Trinity dies in the Matrix Revolutions. :-\

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2006, 11:59:37 am »
I like the book. Read it ages ago, saw the thread today. I think the book focusses too much on unimportant things, which is why I prefer Eragon. Looking forward to the movie of it though.

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Re: Anyone else read Eldest?
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2006, 08:24:03 pm »
Never, regardless of the gorgeous art that adorns the covers of these books. I finally bit on reading Eragon much like I did when I became curious enough about Pottermania, and it was one of the most difficult books I've had to trudge through in a long time. . Paolini is less a writing prodigy and more the product of a marketing stunt that payed off. Wait, he was how old again? 17! Wow, that's amazing! I'm so enamored with this little fact that I completely forgot about the unfortunate poor writing. Amazement times two.
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