Now, I know this book has been the center of a lot of disputes. So, I wanted to give my opinion on it and see what you have to say. I first got the book when I was in...I think 6th grade. I read it, and loved it. Now that I look at with the mind of a writer, I see how riddled with cliches it is. The movie was absolutely horrible, and it sort of ruined the book for me. However, I think Paolini isn't a bad writer per se, but a bad storyteller. I think Eldest was a bit more original, but Eragon seems to be becoming a perfect hero. I guess my final verdict is, the series could become better if Paolini didn't use so many cliches, and with two more books, it may redeem itself. If it doesn't, it will remain really sucky and bad. So, what do you all think?