My reviewrating: 4 of 5 stars
So I tried out this book as my first Forgotten Realms/R.A. Salvatore read at the recommendation of my good friend Jason. I started this book three or four times and just couldn't get myself through the beginning. I'm not sure if was too detailed and started to bore me or just slow.
Well, I pushed through it and after the first let's say fifth of the book, it started to pick up and got way better. I actually enjoyed learning about Drizzt and how he was so different from the other drow elves. As he got older, learned more and developed as a character, the book developed as well and I couldn't wait to finish it. A great book and I really can't wait to read the next books in the series.
Now I can actually return this book back to Jason after, what I'm sure is, more than a year of having it.
Blog Addition: It's been so good to get back to reading again. This was the first book that I've really enjoyed reading in the past five months. My reading had dropped a little due to situations in my life and this sort of brought back the "fun" of reading. A good reminder as to why I love to read.
In general I had always stayed away from fantasy-type books because there is so much detail in the writing. That's not necessarily a bad thing but I tend to enjoy making the characters up in my mind and when so much detail is given that it takes away my ability to see it in my head my way, it somewhat bothers me. In this book however, the great details were in the beginning and the rest of the book was pretty much left to your imagination. I liked that.