Different from the movie, but still good, January 8, 2004
Reviewer: Rachel (Bored in Bend)
I've LOVED the "Flight of Dragons" movie ever since I can remember. (I'm 22 now) I recently found that it was based off of "The Dragon and the George," so I rushed out and picked up a copy. It's an easy read, I finished it in about a day. It was a little hard to really get into... The "present" was a bit dull, but once it got going, it was very enjoyable. At first I was miffed at the inconsistencies with the movie, but I managed to get past that when the plot got going--it was kind of nice not knowing exactly what's going to happen.
Some of the differences between the movie are:
- Where are the brothers? (I assume they're in latter books)
- This had Sir Bryon, rather than sir Orrin (although Orrin was mentioned)
- Where's Melisan, and what's with Angie?
To name a few. All in all, I'd recommend it, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
A classic of fantasy. One of the inspirations for modern fantasy writers such as Jordan, Martin, Goodkind, etc.
I didn't realize "Flight of Dragons" came from a book until I happen chanced upon a comment while looking for the DVD when feeling a little nostalgic. I decided to order a copy of the book and see where it took me.
At first, I was apprehensive that I'd become one of those "I wish I hadnt read the book and/or watched the movie because it does not follow the story plot at all!" but thankfully, as I read this book, I realized how little I remembered of the cartoon movie I had seen some 10 years ago which made letting my imagination reinvent the characters in my minds eye all the easier. I had no reservations about what was or wasn't in the movie because I just couldn't remember. My vaugest memory of the movie was that one dragon had made the other eat rocks... but that wasn't in the book but didn't deter me.
I liked the read. It progressively moved forward and kept me interested and engaged. I finished it in about 3 nights of dedicated reading.