I just started reading the book Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. I can't believe this kid was 15 years old when he started writing the book. Thinking about that makes me feel like an old failure in life. Sigh. Oh well. The book is very well written so far. The writing is sparse, yet descriptive enough to allow you to picture what is going on in your head as you are reading.
I already saw the movie before reading the book. Usually I like to read the book before I see a movie, but in this case I really didn't think I would read the book. But I saw a great looking copy at Goodwill and couldn't resist. I like to skulk around the book department of my local Goodwill on my lunch hour since it is right across the street from where I work. I am a bit of a book addict so that's my secret for being able to buy books cheap. heh heh.
For you DVD loving folks, the movie is also out on Blu-Ray DVD and well as regular DVD.