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The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Don't ask me to name any of the many gods, demons, peoples, and monsters that populated Tolkien's history book of his own fantasy world making. It's confusing and a second read will be necessary, but what I enjoyed were the tales. Following the heroic legends is like listening to a fireside tale told by a grandfather or an intriguing talk by a professor prone to long-windedness. You know it's good stuff and you wish you could stay awake during the endless narrative/lecture, but the old man will drone on...
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Reading Progress

December 3, 2010 – Started Reading
December 3, 2010 – Shelved
December 8, 2010 – Finished Reading

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Mary This book I would recommend people to read AFTER they read the Silmarillion. The book is hard to understand if you haven't read the Silmarillion because there are plenty of reframes to that book. I love this book and it explains the life of one person in the amazing world that Tolkien made.


Jason Koivu Mary wrote: "This book I would recommend people to read AFTER they read the Silmarillion. The book is hard to understand if you haven't read the Silmarillion because there are plenty of reframes to that book. ..."

Back in 2010, I read the Silmarillion in January and then this in December. So, I had a passing knowledge of the many Tolkien's gods, demons, peoples and monsters, but was not familiar enough to make The Children of Hurin accessibly clear. Perhaps I should have reread the Silmarillion before moving on to this.


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