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JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 




Currently reading

All the Crooked Saints
Maggie Stiefvater
The Loved Dog: How to Train Your Dog in 30 Days
Tamar Geller
Progress: 103/256 pages
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, HarperAudio, Bahni Turpin
Progress: 602/704 minutes
Eragon - Christopher Paolini Flawed fantasy about the first new Dragon Rider in ages in the fight to withstand an evil king. The influences of JRR Tolkien are evident throughout the story, but Paolini's characters are just not the equal of those they attempt to emulate (in particular, Brom is a pale shadow of Gandalf). I found the shift in plot around the appearance of Murtagh quite jarring.

And then, you read the author blurb at the back, which says that the majority of the book was written when Christopher Paolini was still a teenager, and you think "not too shabby for a novice writer."

I've not seen the film, and I'm curious to see whether my 4th grade fantasy-mad son loves it or only sees the flaws.