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Re: Tolkien

Post by glitchberry » 23 Aug 2016, 01:54

Tolkien is one of my favourites from a nostalgic point of view. Mum and I would read them together when I was a kid, and I loved that, but I think his style of writing has aged, and the way he can get caught up in describing the world he has created gets lost on a lot of people. Personally though I love him and his books, but they're not my favourites by any means.

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Post by alwaysdaddygirl » 26 Aug 2016, 23:29

Aloha,

Yes! I love his books! His writing makes you feel like you left home. It makes you feel like your on the quest.

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Post by jhmende » 02 Sep 2016, 17:04

Has anyone else read works of Tolkien besides LOTR, the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion? Because 'the Children of Hurin' is one of my favorite books. It's a lot different in tone than his others, but I find that the characters are so complex and the story is just beautiful. To any Tolkien fans, I would highly suggest that book.
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Post by alwaysdaddygirl » 02 Sep 2016, 18:48

Aloha,


I have not read that one. Question, please. Does the book come with maps? I prefer to buy regular book if that the case. Mahalo for the suggestion!



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Post by jhmende » 06 Sep 2016, 17:51

The 'Children of Hurin' comes with one map, if I remember correctly.
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Post by Cyndel Maria » 05 Mar 2017, 01:25

Never got into this series or the Harry Potter one. The only Lord I read was Lord of the Flies.

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Post by constantine265 » 05 Mar 2017, 15:11

I enjoy reading Tolkien, I love his story-telling voice which brings me back to my childhood and his rich world. He's one of my favorite authors next to Martin, Hemingway, Poe, Yeats, Elin Pelin...
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Post by Lincoln » 17 Mar 2017, 14:22

TornUpReaper wrote:Anyone else love Tolkien? Lord of the Rings has always been one of my favorite series ever, and it was required reading from my father when I was little, haha. I was told I had to read it when I was like... 8, when everyone else was reading Holes in school :)
It was great stuff. The movies were really good too, though the Hobbit ones not as much.
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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 19 Aug 2017, 09:28

He was the first fantasy writer who made this genre what it is today. I gave the Hobbit to my younger brother to read when he was in 6th standard and he was so absorbed by it. It is both of ours favourite.

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Post by Glamdring » 21 Sep 2017, 02:03

Hello, I'm a new Tolkien lover here. Adore his "archaic meandering" style though it's not always the easiest to read. He wrote the most beautiful english phrases that I have ever seen.

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Post by Jeyasivananth » 31 Mar 2018, 06:32

I love Tolkien but I do feel narrative can get a tad boring. It wanders aimlessly at times. However the gallery fo characters he has created is an enviable feat.

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Post by edlong1997 » 03 Apr 2018, 14:06

Tolkien was truly inspired when he wrote The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. He has an imaginative style of writing that the characters and places come to life in your mind, and the books will stay with you for life. I would read these books to my children.

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Post by Jesscar6 » 12 Apr 2018, 15:00

I love his stories, but I find him hard to read. Not a big fan of his style of writing.

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Post by strawberrysab » 18 Apr 2018, 14:47

I'm still grateful today for not giving up on him and his more than thirty pages of hobbits' history and genealogy that open The Fellowship of the Ring.

For me, the "archaic meandering" is what makes his books even more special.
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Post by gkgurley » 09 Jun 2018, 15:52

I read it in third grade! I am so glad I did, the movies were coming out and I finished all of the books before anyone could spoil them for me. I adore Middle-Earth and everything Tolkien has constructed there.

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