I really wouldn't bother. This is the only case I know where the movie is better than the book. Like tracepaper said, too long winded. There is too much detail , leaving nothing for the imagination.
I need to get me some R.A. Salvatore, never read anything. Can anyone recommend a certain series? There is so much to choose, don't know where to start.
The Drizzt Do'urden series is pretty good.