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Post by Orwell on Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:46 am

Good point, Porgy... very good point, indeed. Nod

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by chris63 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:03 am

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by halfwise on Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:11 pm

Back to Kafria's post about not having been able to get into the Silmarillion or unfinished tales: You need to go a little more backwards with the familiar stuff. The older writings that did not impinge so much on LOTR are at the front of both books, so flip back to more familiar stuff.

start UT with Gandalf's recount of the quest for Erebor, then follow it by the hunt for the ring, disaster at the gladden fields, etc. You will soon enough be hooked.

For the Silmarillion others have suggested starting with Westernesse, the rings of power, etc. Agreed. Then I'd suggest going to the Lay of Beren and Luthian, with one of the most poignant opening sentences in all Tolkien. This is probably the most readable of the older material.
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:30 pm

With UT as well there is often one full version of a tale then several other versions in various states of completeness. Id recommend reading just the main version of each first time out- you can come back and read the alternatives and all the notes afterwards.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by chris63 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:54 am

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:55 am

Thanks Chris.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:11 am

Seems a bit deep for your casual fan Chris! Very Happy

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by chris63 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:09 am

I don't read it, but some here might. Not enough pictures for me Ally geek
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by odo banks on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:56 am

chris63 wrote:I don't read it, but some here might. Not enough pictures for me Ally geek

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:39 pm

Hey don't act so condescending towards Chris and I Odo!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Orwell on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:20 am

Why? Shrugging Seems perfectly sensible response to me. scratch

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by chris63 on Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:42 am

Ally wrote:Hey don't act so condescending towards Chris and I Odo!

You tell him Ally Kissing
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:25 pm

I love you

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Ally wrote:Hey don't act so condescending towards Chris and I Odo!

You tell him Ally Kissing

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Orwell on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:04 am

:facepalm:

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by chris63 on Thu May 17, 2012 11:47 pm

LOTR's read by Rob Inglis

http://notionclubpapers.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/audio-book-lord-of-rings-read-by-rob.html

and in addition there is the prologue and the appendix about Aragorn and Arwen).

I didn't get the above on my CD,s, did anyone else ? Or did i read it wrong.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 18, 2012 12:45 am

Just checked mine- its got at the start the foreword. concerning hobbits. Concerning pipe-weed. Of the Ordering of the shire. Of the finding of the Ring. Note on the shire records.

And at the end its got

Annals of the kings and rulers. Numenor. Eriador, Arnor. Gondor and the heirs. Aragorn and arwens, the house of eorl. durins folk.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ally on Sat May 19, 2012 12:38 am

Orwell wrote: :facepalm:

Well you can consider yourself OFF the guest list...

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Eldorion on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:24 pm

History of the Hobbit came out a few years ago and is indeed excellent. If you're interested in Hobbit-scholarship then it's up there in the must-have category along with The Annotated Hobbit. This new one - Exploring J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - sounds like it has a lot of potential too, though I do wonder if it's going to be retreading old ground compared with the older works.
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tell us about this then?

Post by leelee on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:49 pm

odo banks wrote:Beren and Luthien is just a Great Story. Make a Great Movie in the Right Hands. Funny no one here has suggested it yet? Suspect

I suggest we make a great story of Beren and Luthien.



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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Orwell on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:05 am

Try Beren and Luthien (The Adaptation) thread, Leelee. It ran out of puff, but maybe you could get us going again! Very Happy

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Post by leelee on Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:25 am

Orwell wrote:Try Beren and Luthien (The Adaptation) thread, Leelee. It ran out of puff, but maybe you could get us going again! Very Happy

I will thank you. I have missed the sound of your voice.
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

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