An enjoyable read, Eragon by Christopher Paolini is derivative. Period. A near plagiarigation of Star Wars, Tolkien and Earthsea in addition to countless other fantasies. One wonders if Paolini is capable of a single original thought in this shameful mockery of the entire fantasy genre. Regardless Eragon is an entertaining read in spite of or due to the countless ripoffs counted in it's pages. In conclusion Eragon is a fun story we've all heard before.