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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* I have tried and tried to read this, but just couldn't get into it.....*sigh*. I am probably the only person in the world who hasn't read it.


message 2: by Luffy (new)

Luffy There are degrees of success. I myself have not read most of the poetry in there, and this time I have not read the appendixes. So take heart, there are few people who have read it cover to cover.


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Sandy, me too, I've tried and tried and I can't do it either. I own both extended versions of the movies and have watched them a million times, they are amongst my favorites, you would think the books would be a given, but no, I just can't seem to hook into. See, your not alone, we have each other!


Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* Lisa wrote: "Sandy, me too, I've tried and tried and I can't do it either. I own both extended versions of the movies and have watched them a million times, they are amongst my favorites, you would think the bo..."

can I admit to never having seen the movies either? *cringe*


message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Perkins The books came out more than 50 years ago. The chapters are long and the style is old-fashioned. I read it in 1982 during long bus rides in Europe and I barely made it through. I would not even try to read it again. I think the films will be what keeps the saga alive.


message 6: by Luffy (new)

Luffy Michael wrote: "The books came out more than 50 years ago. The chapters are long and the style is old-fashioned. I read it in 1982 during long bus rides in Europe and I barely made it through. I would not even try..."

I guess even fans of the books scratch their head at how popular LoTR is. THEY love it, but they don't know why others(the general public) do.


message 7: by Mark (new)

Mark André I've always particularly liked the Tom Bombadil's part too! - )


message 8: by Luffy (new)

Luffy Mark wrote: "I've always particularly liked the Tom Bombadil's part too! - )"

:)


message 9: by Rose (new)

Rose I couldn't get into book one. It was so descriptive that it actually bored me. I loved the movies though.


message 10: by Luffy (new)

Luffy The movies have their own problem, namely the direction given to Frodo. It's okay not to like a book, of course. Have a nice day!


message 11: by Alexia (new)

Alexia Gandalf for the win!
As for the 1st book, I thought Borormir's part was quite interesting, though.


message 12: by Beth (last edited Oct 19, 2017 01:23PM) (new)

Beth This is one of my favorites. If you haven't read The Broken Sword, I recommend it, I read it a few years ago and was pretty impressed. (It's a retelling of the story of Kullervo from The Kalevala). The parallels with Tolkien's work are coincidental, since they were both drawing on some of the same sources.


message 13: by E (new)

E I read them all in sixth grade, and the day I finished the Fellowship of the Ring, my older brother met Elijah Wood. In a random store in Portland, Oregon


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