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Old 11-07-2006, 07:52 PM   #11
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I really loved these books! Paolini got almost everything in his books from myths. Yes, many of them coincide with what Tolkien and many other author's have used, be he used them differently and presented them in writing much MUCH differently. Yeah...their are LOTS of similarities to Tolkien's novels:
~Brom and Gandalf
~Galbatorix and Sauran
~Eragon and Frodo
~the evil riders(what were they called again) and the Nazgul(SP?)
~Urgals and Orks
~Zar'roc and the Blade of Elendil(SP?)
and I could name more, but Paolini incorporated it in different ways and made them his own. I don't see anything wrong with the similarities in the two books. I don't think he really COPIED Tolkien's ideas at all. In fact, if you look into many of the names of Paolini's characters and places, they almost all have some meaning that goes with their character in some ancient forgotten language or another.

On another topic, I can't wait for the movie. I know that it'll be a let-down compared to the books, but it always goes that way. The books will ALWAYS be better than their movie. As long as the let down isn't as big as the Harry Potter movies, I'll be fine!!! Is anyone else excited about the movie?

It's also kind of sad that the third book of the trilogy(Empire, right?) doesn't come out until the end of 2007! I really don't want to wait that long!
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:24 PM   #12
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I get really pissed when people say that stuff. Inheritance is better than LOTR.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:04 AM   #13
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yeah...because if you steal something and add on to it, take out the "boring" linguistic stuff and add a modern theme....it becomes better for that generation. LOTR is a true masterpiece of the english language. Its themes are universal and the story magnificent. Paolini takes tolkien's core and builds a shallow shell around it, the proven heart of the story grabbing the readers and the depthless "theme" carrying them. Bah, I say. Bah.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:50 PM   #14
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Wow...never ment to offend you, but I don't even remember saying that Inheritance is better than Lord of the Rings. I agree with both of you there that LOTR is better. I'm just saying that Paolini didn't really copy Tolkien's novel.

Besides, even if I DID say that I felt that the Inheritance Trilogy was better than the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, there is no reason for you to get mad over that. That would be my personal opinion and has nothing to do with yours. If someone has a different opinion than you, GREAT! That just means that you have more to talk about! Listen to other people's side and reasons and don't be blinded by your own beliefs and opinions. And don't get "pissed off" that they think different than you. Sorry to say that that is a fact of life. It's a little thing called individuality!!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:27 PM   #15
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It's also called 'open minded. But in my mind LOTR will always be better than Inheritance. But . . . The Belgariad and Mallorean (David Eddings) are even with LotR in my mind. :P
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