My niece lent me this book and I didn't enjoy it at all. The writing is crisp but soon becomes monotonous as he recounts events each sentence the same as the last. I stopped halfway through but it felt like a decent RPG retold by a fairly coherent teen. This book is a major hit in America, can the fantasy genre be in such a sorry state? Was I just in a bad mood when I tried to read it ?Pterry ruined me for genre fiction and forced me into the litterature section. Is this what fantasy has become?