Pripovijesti iz opasnih predjela (Middle-Earth Universe)
The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax; Niggle the painter sets out to paint the perfect tree in Leaf by Niggle; hobbits,...more
Though not what he is remembered for, they are intriguing reads. Their whimsical nature echos the more fanciful scenes in The Hobbit, but beyond that - and obviously the inclusion of Bombadil in Fellowship - there is little resemblance to these short works and his epics. (For something in the midd...more
The book is the telling of four of JRR Tolkien's fairy tales.
"Farmer Giles of Ham"
Farmer Giles is a plump farmer living his quiet life in his village, Ham. One day a giant comes into his village and Giles manages to...more
It had begun with a leaf caught in the wind, and it became a tree; and the tree grew, sending out innumerable branches, and thrusting out the most fantastic roots... Niggle lost interest in his other pictures; or else he took them and tacked them on to the edges of his great picture. Soo...more
Farmer Giles of Ham is the most straight-forward of the stories, the tale of a "little man" (though of great girth!) who is reluctantly forced into a heroic role. It is a humorous and somewhat satirical tale, easily enjoyed...more
Of all these pieces, I think Roverandom was the only one I hadn't read at some point in the past, although it had probably been a good thirty years since last I read some of the other stories. As it happens, Roverandom was probably my least...more
beautifully crafted stories, charming and quirky, and as enjoyable for an eight year old as an eighty year old.
if you enjoyed The Hobbit, especially as a child, the same appeal most definitely can be found in this collection!
Farmer Giles of Ham is an amusing tale and probably my favourite of the four included in the book. It follows Farmer Giles and shows how one small action can quickly spiral out of control!
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is actually somewhat misleading as a title, actually...more
Here, five of Tolkien's short stories are gathered together alongside an essay of his On Fairy-Stories - despite being an essay, it's highly readable and a fascinating insight in to both...more
My digital version of this book includes four short stories Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootton Major and Leaf by Niggle. There is also a collection of poems under the title of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and an essay On Fairy-Stories.
I've really enjoyed the short stories especially Farmer Giles of Ham.
I'm not much of a fan of poetry, but many of the poem...more
Farmer Giles of Ham was a fun story. Smith of Wooten Major a little less so. Leaf by Niggle started slow, but finished beautifully. It is the reason why I gave this audiobook 4 stars instead of 3. It presents a glorious picture of the physical nature of heaven. There are numerous threads of purely spiritual, non-physical depictions of heaven in American Christianity. This short...more
For example, Farmer Giles of Ham is set in a quiet town, and the main character is a slightly selfish working- class sort of guy. Obviously, a bouncy and light style will complement this.
On the other hand, The Lord of the Rings is a spectacular epic, spanning almost a year and including more than three...more
На мен любима ми е Фермера Джайлз от Емз.Имаше толкова комични моменти и размяна на реплики! А пък старата кобила на фермера беше незаменима за завършека на картината.Разказа е най-дългият и съответно има повече място за развитие на герои и историята.
Стихотворенията също бяха интересни.Старият трол е много весело!
Препоръчвам и даже мисля...more
Read my full review: http://www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/200....more
I just love reading Tolkien - his fantasy world is captivating and his writing is beautiful. Reading these stories just made me very happy and giddy and I indeed enjoyed them very...more
My favorite story would have to be about the dragon Chrysopyhlax and the farmer Giles of ham. Roverandom was a charming tale as well. This is perfect for anyone seeking for adventures out there.
There's a reason why Tolkien is part of the greatest authors who ever lived, and I now see why...more
The poems in the Stories of Tom Bombadil tickled my fancy, though I would like there to be a longer history of him somewhere... I fear my desires will remain unquenched until I write them or do some sleuthing through Christopher Tolkien's works, perhaps.
Overall, it was a fun bit of fancy, but not my favorite.
6th-death (Only because younger than 6th wouldn't be within the reading level)
Contains: magic, minimal violence, and fantastic characters (fairies and the like).
Does not contain: romance, bad language, or anything at all controversial.
Now for all you nitpickers, unless you've got a problem with fairies and pictures of trees, I guarantee that there is nothing wrong with this book.
Uitgelezen juni 2012.
(en ik heb eigenlijk ook 2 versies: de engelse en een nederlandse versie :p).
Titel Nederlandse versie: "Sprookjes"
Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959. He was a cl...more
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Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else (make something new), may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds.”