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View Poll Results: Which have you read?
I tried to read the Lord of the Rings.... 1 4.35%
I've read the Lord of the Rings once 6 26.09%
I've read the Lord of the Rings several times 4 17.39%
I've read LOTR several times, and tried to read the Silmarillion 5 21.74%
I've read LOTR several times, and read the Silmarillion 4 17.39%
I've not even tried to read LOTR 3 13.04%
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 08:38 AM   #1
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Have you read LOTR?

With the impending release of the film ( woohoo!!!), how many people here have actually read the book?

Well, if you haven't ... the film is no excuse not to, as it will be taking a different take on some things in the book, and leaving others out altogether (otherwise the 3 films would total more than 24 hours...)
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 08:44 AM   #2
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I am read the LOTR's for my 3rd time right now. I havent read the book in 2 years. Its in my opinion one of the best books ever created. The hobbit is most favorite, which is the prequel to LOTR. I have read the hobbit 3 times also.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 08:46 AM   #3
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When I want to read a book that is coming out in the theaters (or is already out), I'll see the movie first, then read the book. I do that because the two compliment each other in a way. For example, Fight Club. I saw the movie first and got the basic idea of the book, then I read the book and got a more in-depth look at what the movie was supposed to show.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:04 AM   #4
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Jeez, it's been probably ten, maybe twelve years ago since I read it. Still remember the plotline, for the most part. Didn't really do anything for me at the time, but then again, I was like twelve. Maybe I'll give it another go if I can find the time....
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:09 AM   #5
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i'm re-reading it right now, for the 6th or 7th time i reckon. i just love it! i tried to read the Silmarillion(sp?) but it got boring real fast for some reason. still, LOTR and The Hobbit are excellent books.

/me can't wait to see the movie. it will blow Harry Potter away!
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:12 AM   #6
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I've read LOTR 2.5 times.

The last time I touched it was nearly 10 years ago when my family was driving across Canada (Saskatoon to Vancouver). Our holiday ended and I never bothered to finish the book.

I've read the Hobbit as well (after reading the LOTR the first time) but haven't got round to the Silmarillion.

Anyone remember the animated version that was never finished because the guy who was doing it died?
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:26 AM   #7
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I've read it 0.9 time, i skipped a lot of BORING parts. I also read part of the Silmarillion (only read some of the stories).
No i won't read it again.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:30 AM   #8
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Many times, most recently a months ago.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:32 AM   #9
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I've read about 0.6 of it. I didnt like it, his writing style frankly sucked. He went into far too much detail describing exactly what things looked like. I dont like it when writers *force* you to see it their way. I like to use my imagination to picture the scene.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:35 AM   #10
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his writing style frankly sucked
that's about the dumbest remark i've heard all day.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 09:58 AM   #11
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I've read about 0.6 of it. I didnt like it, his writing style frankly sucked. He went into far too much detail describing exactly what things looked like. I dont like it when writers *force* you to see it their way. I like to use my imagination to picture the scene.

I'm sorry, but IMO that's just bull****. I think it's just the opposite. Tolkien left a lot to your own imagination.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 10:06 AM   #12
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Each to his own I guess, I just found his style overly detailed and frankly boring. I like to imagine the finer points of whats happening, and its annoying to see half of the book covering tiny things best left to the imagination.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 10:37 AM   #13
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I've read the Hobbit and LOTR about 5-6 times each.

I tried to read the Silmarillion once, but gave up when I was about half way through. So many names and so boring.
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The trick to getting through the Silmarillion is to get past the beginning days. Once Melkor is unchained and Feanor gets all paranoid.... OOOOOOOhhhhh Then it ghets Danm good.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 11:00 AM   #15
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I'm in the process of reading it for the first time right now. I'm on page 100 of the first book.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 12:28 PM   #16
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Smile LOTR.....mmmmmmmmm

LOTR is such an epic and wonderfully written tale. the imagary and events that Tolkien present are nothing short of spectacular. i have read LOTR 3 times and am now only beginning to discover all the depth put into Middle Earth. The movie is going to no doubt rock the movie world (especially in the fantasy genre...which has never really impressed me all that much anyway) There is no doubt however that this is a tough trilogy to read and takes a significant amount of attention to fully appreciate, but if you have any interest in fantasy whatsoever, then this is the ultimate series to read oh yeah..i have tried the silmarillion, but i coulndt seem to get though the first part...but from what i hear it gets cool so i have decided to pick it back up again today.



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