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The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Oct 25, 10

bookshelves: fantasy-and-science-fiction, tolkien, authors-tu
Read in April, 2007, read count: 1

You know, this was probably worth reading, but since I've also read the versions in The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The Lays of Beleriand, I was less fascinated than I hoped I'd be -- it just didn't seem as though there was much more there.

Okay, or maybe it's that I still hate Turin. Sorry, I know there's the whole tragic hero thing going on, but he's so much his own enemy that I can never really come up with any sympathy for him (though I love Beleg Strongbow and Nienor).

The Alan Lee illustrations are beautiful, though.

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