I just finished reading Eragon.  It turned out to be better than I thought.  The writing is a bit cheesy, and the story feels a little too familiar, but it’s still a fun read.  It turned out to be a lot longer than I thought it was, and the pacing got less choppy as it went on.  If you can make it through the first 100 pages, then you should enjoy the next 400.  I’m sure I’ll read the second book in the series, once it comes out in paperback.