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« on: April 20, 2006, 05:59:51 AM »
Which is your favorite Tolkien book?
The Hobbit    
The Lord of the Rings    
The Silmarillion    
Other works

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 1:22 am    

I know he wrote more then the three I mentioned but I do not recall their names plus there are a lot of versions of the "unfinished works".
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 12:26:30 PM »
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 1:38 am    

I have the three books you've mentioned above but I'm not a big fan of this author. But if I had to pick one it'd be Lord of the Rings.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 06:03:53 PM »
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 5:31 am    

I never really read his stuff but does watching Lord of the Rings count?

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 07:15:19 AM »
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 5:52 am    

I read them a long time ago (lotr & the hobbit) I picked the Hobbit.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 11:20:42 AM »
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 2:35 pm    

I have a lot of his books but have not read them all. Started reading LotR and it is different from the movie like I thought it would be.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2006, 12:31:53 AM »
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:55 am    

I like them all.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006, 11:35:52 AM »
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 8:06 pm    

Wish I had time to read them all.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2006, 11:20:23 AM »
Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 6:13 am    

No Hobbit fans?

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2006, 09:52:41 AM »
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 11:25 am    

It's all about the Silmarillion. Gotta love beautiful and stirring epic poetry about elves.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 12:42:06 PM »
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 8:44 pm    

Ah a Tolkien fan excellent.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 12:42:07 PM »
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 9:14 pm    

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It's all about the Silmarillion. Gotta love beautiful and stirring epic poetry about elves.
   
To me that book was hard to understand but I reread it again and I understood it better and liked it.

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 06:43:33 AM »
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:10 pm    

I read the Hobbit and its a nice book. Now they need to make a movie about it.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 06:43:34 AM »
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:28 pm    

Hmmm...I didn't realize Tolkien had other books. I've read The Hobbit and LotR (couldn't put any of them down), but what about this book, The Silmarillion?

Is it a book of poetry, or does it have a storyline like The Hobbit and LotR?
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 06:43:35 AM »
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:23 am    

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Hmmm...I didn't realize Tolkien had other books. I've read The Hobbit and LotR (couldn't put any of them down), but what about this book, The Silmarillion?

Is it a book of poetry, or does it have a storyline like The Hobbit and LotR?
   


the silmarillion describes the origin of middle-earth. it explains the existence of the numenorean king aragorn, the different elven kins. The creation of the dwarves. It tells of the love of beren and luthien(i think thats what their names were, that were mentioned in the special edition dvd of The Fellowship of the Ring) Just think of it as the Bible of Middle-earth.

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2012, 06:43:36 AM »
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:56 am    

Wow, this thread looks to have died months ago, but hey--I just joined. It's also nearly 2:30 AM for me. My children are asleep, and my husband is out "with the guys." I can never sleep if he's not home, so I sit up and write pointless posts in dead threads. icon_rolleyes.gif

The best of Tolkien's books is certainly The Silmarillion. Tolkien began writing that book when he was in the trenches in WWI. He wrote it all his life, and it was his son Christopher Tolkien who gathered it up after JRR's death. (It is sad, but I even know what the initials stand for: John Ronald Reuel.)

As Guest mentioned, the Silmarillion does contain the origins of Middle-Earth. It is written in a more distant style than LotR, and it may take a little getting used to. It is certainly worth it.
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