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Category Archives: Brisingr
Final Thoughts on Brisingr
Well, Brisingr is over and it only serves to cement one solid fact. Chris Paolini can’t write. He can’t write characters, dialogue, compelling story, fictional language, drama, tension, plausible conflict, or even just flowing prose that doesn’t initiate massive cell … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 57 & 58
This is it, the last two of the book. Chris has two more opportunities to make this not suck and I have no doubt he’ll fail. Authors like Chris can be counted on to screw the pooch with such regularity … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 55 & 56
These chapters are called ‘flight’ and ‘brisingr!’ complete with exclamation point. That must mean it’s going to be exciting. Just like this book! They fly to the edge of elfland which takes a day and on the way there Eragon … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 53 & 54
Well, Chris. You’ve got six chapters left in this book and I don’t think much else is going to happen. Forgive me for exercising my pattern recognition but that’s how us normal humans learn. I’m trying to remember what’s happened … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 51 & 52
You know, with all the accusations of plagiarism, or at least running an intellectual chop shop, I level at Chris I thought I’d discuss derivative works for a second. Chris himself says that all works are derivative, when challenged about … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 49 & 50
Let me just say I’ve figured out what Gabby’s up to. He’s been working in the basement trying to unravel the spell that the Grey Ones made which restricted magic to words. I’m guessing he either wants to reword it … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 47 & 48
There was something I noticed a few chapters back. Everyone in this series is afraid of scars. I came to this conclusion shortly after Roran was whipped. Katrina was examining his back and said that once it was healed Eragon … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 45 & 46
You know, I also remember when Angela mentioned something about an epic romance. Don’t you? Of course you do. That’s because you haven’t been strangling yourself for the cheap high unlike someone whose name rhymes with utini. So where’s this … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 43 & 44
Okay, this needs to be addressed here before I get too far into this. When is Eragon going to get the damn sword already? I remember that Solomon’s Bum rambled on about when he needs a weapon to go so … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 41 & 42
I was looking back at the assassin attack on Ergon and couldn’t help but wonder. Why is it that even with all this power and training Eragon couldn’t fend off a couple of bearded midgets with knives? I mean, I … Continue reading