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The Soddit by A. R. R. R. Roberts
The Soddit

Peter McCarty, November 12, 2008

I heard from a friend that this was a funny book that was a parody of lord of the rings. He said I had to read it. I wish I could tell more about the book, but I have not read it yet. I'll tell more when I've read more.
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Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3) by Christopher Paolini
Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)

Peter McCarty, November 12, 2008

Personally, I hated this book. I love the first and second of the series, but this just seems like 700 pages of feller to me. I agree with the first comment, most of it anyway.

SPOILER ALERT:
There are two things that I hated about this book. The first thing is about how they(Eragon and saphira) were seperated twice. The seperation isn't what bothered me, it was when they came back together for the second time. The first time they were came back from seperated, they were happy to see eachother. Makes sense.
However, the second time they were 'reunited' it was very dramatic and desciptive and how much they loved eachother and shared there thoughts ect, ect. How does this contrast? The first time they were seperated, saphira didn't even know if Eragon was alive, yet when they came back together, she was just 'happy.' that makes no sense.
The second seperation, Saphira knew for a fact Eragon was probably going to be completely fine and was goin to be surrounded by allies. Basicly, they just missed eachother alot. When they came together it was all dramatic (like I said before) and the decription for how they met went on for somewhere like 1/3 of a chapter. What?

that is just one of the two things. The second is how the book sped along and nearly nothing happend, and then at the end this huge battle happens and someone important reaveals himself (and dies too) in only one chapter. If this is so important and suspensful, why didn't he use the wasted space in the rest of the book to tell it?

I do not agree with the 'indorced' comment at the beginning. I didn't not like this book, and I waited a couple years to read it. I wouldn't have minded waiting a few more years for it to tell more STORY.
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