any tolkien fans here?

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  1. underscoretim

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    any tolkien fans here?
    what do you like/dislike about his work?
     
  2. KenH

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    I love Tolkien's work. About a year ago I finished reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Then I watched all three of the Lord of the Rings movies.
     
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    Count me as one. I've read just about everything he has written multiple times. I own all three movies.
     
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    Trotter, don't tell me you were able to plow all the way through The Silmarillion!!? In spite of reading The Hobbit and the trilogy and having my best intentions, that one bogged me down for sure! :BangHead:
     
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    I am in the same boat. The Silmarillion put me to :sleeping_2:.

    Bill
     
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    Sweeping epic about good versus evil. What is there 'not' to like? :love2:

    Hobbits are Baptists!
     
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    I have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings several times. Parts of them remind me a great deal of the stories in the OT. Even the greatest characters had flaws and made bad decisions. Even the most insignificant characters could make significant contributions to the story. Many times you find the characters simply trying to do the best they can with what they have to work with.

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    I had to read that in college. While I am a HUGE fan of Tolkien, that was a tough read. My professor did not consider this to be a true Tolkien work. As I recall, I got bogged down in Part III.

    Thanks for that - I am still smiling after reading your comments.

    Regards - hope all is well with you and yours,
    BiR
     
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    Now I REALLY laughed out loud at this one!
    I always considered the elves the Baptists, as they were the fairest and wisest.

    BTW, do any of you own the "BIG" box set for the LOTR movies? I saw one in the store and apparently it has all of the footage that was originally cut from the movies (more footage from Isengard in the third one, according to IMDB.com). What do you think of it?

    Hope all is well with everyone,
    BiR
     
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    Thanks for asking, all is well with the family. We do miss our son in seminary in PA--and the kid is even a bigger LOTR fan than his Dad. He's probably read the trilogy a dozen times or more, and we all had a great time watching the first movie on furlough early last year.
     
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    I made it through... but I couldn't tell you much about it!
     
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    Lord of the Rings is nice work. Yep, I'm a fan ...
     
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    Love his work, too bad he was a devout Catholic.
     

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