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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog Enjoy Friend! :)
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Andrew I hope you enjoy this (if I'm not wrong) re-reading. Almost twenty years has passed since I read it, so it's almost time for me to pick it up again. :)


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Evgeny Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️Lautner❤️Miller❤️Garrett❤️Dean❤️Rafe❤️Liam❤️Beck❤️ and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "Enjoy Friend! :)
xoxo"


I am :)


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Evgeny Andrew wrote: "I hope you enjoy this (if I'm not wrong) re-reading. Almost twenty years has passed since I read it, so it's almost time for me to pick it up again. :)"

It is still almost as good as the first time.


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Andrew Evgeny wrote: "Andrew wrote: "I hope you enjoy this (if I'm not wrong) re-reading. Almost twenty years has passed since I read it, so it's almost time for me to pick it up again. :)"

It is still almost as good a..."


Great!


message 6: by Cillian (last edited Sep 02, 2016 04:40PM) (new)

Cillian I reread The Fellowship of the Ring this year, too. I loved it as much as I did the first time.
(Now I should stop getting distracted with Jordan and read TTT and TRotK.)


SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Enjoy Evgeny! = DD


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Evgeny Ten wrote: "I reread The Fellowship of the Ring this year, too. I loved it as much as I did the first time.
(Now I should stop getting distracted with Jordan and read TTT and TRotK.)"


It is nice for me this time around as well.


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Evgeny SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ wrote: "Enjoy Evgeny! = DD"

I still like it :)


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Sud666 Indeed a series worth re-reading


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Evgeny Sud666 wrote: "Indeed a series worth re-reading"

Yes.


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Sud666 Have you read the other works? Hobbit or Simarillion?


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Evgeny Sud666 wrote: "Have you read the other works? Hobbit or Simarillion?"

Both. I recently reread The Hobbit.


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Sud666 Evgeny wrote: "Sud666 wrote: "Have you read the other works? Hobbit or Simarillion?"

Both. I recently reread The Hobbit."


cool..they are my favorites


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* I still haven't read these books. Have heard mixed things. Will try it someday though when I'm feeling brave. Nice to see your positive rating.


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Alp Great review, Evgeny. :)


message 17: by Matthias (new)

Matthias Great and entertaining review of this classic Evgeny!


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Thorough and honest review, Evgeny.

I'm glad that you stuck with five stars. Fashion almost dictates panning Tolkien now. He did have some cultural biases that are a little difficult to understand these days, but I've always thought he was progressive. Just not as progressive as we 21st century intellectuals would have preferred.

Feminism? Galadriel and Eowyn...especially Eowyn.
Understanding and tolerance? Legolas and Gimli.
War? Boromir and Faramir.

Evgeny wrote: Tom Bombadil gets my award for being the most pointless character ever to grace a work of fantasy.

But who is Tom Bombadil? I have my theory, and I think it's not an uncommon one. Arrived at it after the "Silmarillion."

Evgeny wrote: I have the impression that while Tolkien tried to show the tragedy of a war, he still glorifies battles if they are fought for the just cause. Much later it was Glen Cook in his Black Company who showed that war is a really dirty business, no matter what side.

Glen Cook is amazing.

(view spoiler)

"It needs but one foe to breed a war, and those who have not swords can still die upon them."

(view spoiler)

Evgeny wrote: This part is shorter as it contains numerous appendices, notes, etc. Reading them actually gave me a headache. They do contain some minimalistic info about the further fates of surviving characters.

Agreed other than the love story between Aragorn and Arwen. I find Arwen's tale breathtaking. Not because of what she gave up for a "man," but what she sacrificed for love.

Every time I finish "Lord of the Rings," I can't read a book for days. One of the most bittersweet endings ever.

Thank you for the review.

And as for your advice, I'm considering moving my family to Canada.


message 19: by Igor (new)

Igor Ljubuncic Very nice review, fella. Thank you for the nostalgia trip.
Igor


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Maya Awesome review! :)


message 21: by Richard (new)

Richard Great review Evgeny!


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Evgeny Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "I still haven't read these books. Have heard mixed things. Will try it someday though when I'm feeling brave. Nice to see your positive rating."

It has some very powerful moments.


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Evgeny Alp wrote: "Great review, Evgeny. :)"

Thank you Alp!


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Evgeny Matthias wrote: "Great and entertaining review of this classic Evgeny!"

Thank you Matthias!


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Evgeny Igor wrote: "Very nice review, fella. Thank you for the nostalgia trip.
Igor"


Well you can reread and have your own private nostalgia trip :)


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Evgeny Maya wrote: "Awesome review! :)"

Thank you Maya!


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Evgeny Richard wrote: "Great review Evgeny!"

Thank you Richard!


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Evgeny Dave wrote: "Thorough and honest review, Evgeny.

I'm glad that you stuck with five stars. Fashion almost dictates panning Tolkien now. He did have some cultural biases that are a little difficult to understand..."


Thanks Dave!

I agree with Eowyn being a strong woman and I also noticed the comparison between Faramir and Boromir.

Faramir is supposed to be more "peaceful" of the brothers, but still there are some themes about glory in battle (glorious death of Theoden as an example).

Canada is great :)


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Evgeny wrote: Faramir is supposed to be more "peaceful" of the brothers, but still there are some themes about glory in battle (glorious death of Theoden as an example).

I agree with you that the LotR espouses a tradition of glorification from battle. Same theme existed in the one of the first pieces of Western literature...Homer's "Illiad." I've always found a subtle anti-war statement in the "Illiad" though.

Théoden is a great example. He was portrayed as weak until he rode to battle at Helm's Deep, Isengard and outside Minas Tirith. As if his kingship wasn't important to him unless he was fighting. Very Norse/Viking.


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Evgeny wrote: Canada is great :)

I've heard nothing but good things about Canada (although you can have Bieber back...not fair to have Clinton, Trump and Bieber.)

My all-time favorite city is Victoria. I love Victoria. I'll have to see how much it costs to live on Vancouver Island.

I'm sure there will be mountains of paperwork to take a family of four across the border...permanently.


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Evgeny Dave wrote: "Evgeny wrote: Canada is great :)

I've heard nothing but good things about Canada (although you can have Bieber back...not fair to have Clinton, Trump and Bieber.)

My all-time favorite city is Vic..."


Please keep Bieber. I live in Eastern Canada; at least the climate is very different from Victoria.


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Evgeny wrote: Please keep Bieber.

Uh uh.

We'll take Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, Our Lady Peace...maybe even Crash Test Dummies and Alanis Morissette, but you can have Bieber.

I'm in the eastern US now (lived north of Seattle when my wife and I would always go to Vancouver and take the ferry to Victoria), but I suspect the weather is still very different from yours due to latitude.


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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Great review Evgeny :)


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Evgeny Jessica's wrote: "Great review Evgeny :)"

Thank you Jessica!


Fabian {Councillor} Awesome review, Evgeny! I really need to get around to reading those books finally.


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Evgeny Councillor wrote: "Awesome review, Evgeny! I really need to get around to reading those books finally."

Thank you Fabian. Even if the trilogy aged a little (mostly because it was copied and retold multiple times) it still has some very powerful moments.


Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth Fabulous review, Evgeny! xx


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Evgeny Astrid - ✿ˑ☆ Vanilla & Spice Books ☆ˑ✿ wrote: "Fabulous review, Evgeny! xx"

Thank you Astrid!


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