I have read Eragon and Eldest, I liked them both. The movie wasn't so bad. I think it's just that the books seem to be heavily influenced by other authors of the same genre ( I think that was the major complaint). That's how we find new authors that we like.... He/she writes like so and so, so if you like one you should like the other. They said he was influenced by Anne Mccaffrey and David Eddings... Just made me want to read it more. Can't wait for the 3rd book.