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#1 vida

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:39 AM

I started reading The Lord of the Rings books about 12 years ago, even before I knew HP existed!
Then I continued by reading The Hobbit, even though it came out first.
I adore those books and, in general, was really pleased about the movies too. But I'd take the books any day. :king:

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:51 AM

I read them, I guess about 10 years ago. I read the trilogy during one day, but I can't say I'm a big fan. I haven't read the others. Started reading The Hobbit, but stopped.
But I admire JRR Tolkien because he set a standard to fantasy books that almost everyone who came after him follow. To dig so deep in history and myths and create a whole world is amazing.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

I read them, I guess about 10 years ago. I read the trilogy during one day, but I can't say I'm a big fan. I haven't read the others. Started reading The Hobbit, but stopped.
But I admire JRR Tolkien because he set a standard to fantasy books that almost everyone who came after him follow. To dig so deep in history and myths and create a whole world is amazing.


I agree that Tolkien set a standard. And I respect all the hard work behind these books, it's not easy to create a whole new world as well as Tolkien did. I'd like to get inside his head, his imagination must run pretty wild :D
I absolutely love the books (trilogy and the hobbit) and movies. I'm a huge fan.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:14 AM

Yes, he definitely set a standard. He created a language, a place, and an epic story that I will always cherish.
He set the path for many authors to come. :yesyes:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

I've read LOTR and The Hobbit. A.MAZING.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Big fan of the books but there are some boring parts in them. And sometimes he can get a little too descriptive. Nonetheless, I have read the books multiple times now. Started with the version in my own language(got the books from my father). And recently got the English version.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:24 PM

Of course a massive fan of these books, read the triology and the Hobbit a couple of times (seen the movies MANY times). I find myself wanting to re-read them very often but stopping myself to "save" them haha, if you get what I mean.

Am especially fond of the Hobbit though because I read it before the triology.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:03 PM

I am yet to read them. I started but it after a while the writing put me off. It's so small, and with the eyesight I have, I don't like to strain.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:33 PM

I read The Hobbit first too, when I was about 9, and loved it. It took me a while to get in to LOTR, despite knowing the story from the films already. In some ways I wish I'd have read the books first; I think I'd have got more out of them.

Jade, see if you can find a copy in a larger print. The library might have some :)
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

Yeah, I read them. And like them a lo :) I read the triloogy, the hobbit and silmarillon :D

Tolkien is responsible for my obsession with fantasy books :D

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:41 PM

Haha I must get my glasses out then, it seems from good reviews I need too. xD

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:29 AM

I first read them in 5th grad and I couldn't understand much :). But then I read Hobbit and i loved it.
I re-read the LOTR novels when the movies was still coming out. Before the first movie had premiere I had read the first book and so on.
I was so empressed by Tolkiens writing this time around. One master of fantasy writing!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:53 AM

I think when I get around to reading them I won't read them again. Way to long to read. >.<

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:02 PM

I think when I get around to reading them I won't read them again. Way to long to read. >.<

If you will love them, they will be worth reading again and again. :) Believe me. Just look at Christopher Lee who like read them every year!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:50 AM

I think when I get around to reading them I won't read them again. Way to long to read. >.<



I absolutely adore long books! I don't know why, maybe cause I'm a fast reader and I don't want the book to be over in two seconds. :D


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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:17 PM

The Lord of the Rings triology is on my bucket list and I have still yet to read it. I keep starting it but never finishing but I am going to take a serious attempt at it this time.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

I read them probably... 6-7 years ago. And, needless to say, the books were better than the movies. But I love the movies. Can't say I remember a lot from the books, I just remember that a lot was cut when the movies were made.



I absolutely adore long books! I don't know why, maybe cause I'm a fast reader and I don't want the book to be over in two seconds. :D

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:56 PM

I've never read them. :D
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:58 PM

Bought the lotr trilogy and im gunna start reading them in a min! :)






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