Ever so slightly getting towards the end of Eragon - page 392, i think. It only starts getting interesting after page 60, when something actually happens. It is a bit slow-moving, but at least Christopher Paolini doesn't spend too long describing things - at one point several weeks pass in a page. It is still a very good book, despite all of the above. It will never beat Sabriel/Lirael/Abhorsen by Garth Nix, as I don't think an SF/Fantasy book written in recent years comes close to being as good as them - Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines series comes close though.
Back to Eragon. The story is somewhat less cliche than it seems at first, with dragons, elves, dwarves and of course an evil empire. The main thing that's a bit different is
that you can't trust some of the main characters - it seemed as if Brom was a bad guy, but then it turns out he wasn't - and the "rebels" aren't much better than the Empire. But that thing with Murtagh wasnt that surprising, as he did know a bit too much about the Empire and plus he recognised Zar'roc. The characters are quite interesting, too - there's even - gasp! - character development!
This is one of those books that wouldn't make a good film, unless the director/scriptwriter knew what the fuck they were doing. I bet they'll mispronounce all the words (the names of towns, ancient language words and people's names are all pronounced the way an English person would) and put a lot more action into it. And plus, it's quite hard to translate a 500-odd page book into a two-and-a-half hour film. At least there are hardly any teenage main characters, cuz everyone knows what teenage actors are like...
On a slightly different note, I too have read Wuthering Heights. Though I was forced to read it for English at high school, so it was automatically more boring than reading it out of your own free will. I have also read a few other pre-20th century novels:
Dracula (very very long and slow to read)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (or Under the Sea for 20,000 leagues would be more accurate)
Dorian Gray (nothing happens for all 400 pages)