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Lord of the rings - 28/2/2006 8:36:28 PM   
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I'm sure alot of people have read these. I think there really good the two towers being best
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RE: Lord of the rings - 28/2/2006 9:02:29 PM   
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Once or twice.
Have to disagree with you on The Two Towers though, only because it doesn't have those warm and cosy memories of reading Fellowship for the first time accompanied by crunchy peanut butter sandwiches and several glasses of Milk. By the way isn't LotR a hungry book? There are so many descriptive scenes of eating that my then 13 year old (Now 27) wasteline expanded significantly during that first reading.

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RE: Lord of the rings - 28/2/2006 9:18:13 PM   
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Once or twice.
Have to disagree with you on The Two Towers though, only because it doesn't have those warm and cosy memories of reading Fellowship for the first time accompanied by crunchy peanut butter sandwiches and several glasses of Milk. By the way isn't LotR a hungry book? There are so many descriptive scenes of eating that my then 13 year old (Now 27) wasteline expanded significantly during that first reading.


It's a pretty realistic book which showed how much Tolkien cared for his mythology. That means it's pretty dense and sprawling too, but no matter. The magic is witnessing Tolkien's imagination.

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RE: Lord of the rings - 2/3/2006 11:30:12 AM   
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I love them all, but I have to say my fondest (I don't know if that is the right word) memory of reading LOTR is ROTK, the part with Sam and Frodo on mount doom is just so heartbreaking, and how Frodo never gets over it, it gets me everytime!



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RE: Lord of the rings - 9/3/2006 12:11:54 AM   
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Kind of hard to put them in any order. Fellowship did my head in until after the hobbits left the Old Forest and Tom Bombadil behind and then I really couldn't put it down until the very end - somewhere in the middle of the appendices.
I love the way that although the story finished with Sam returning to Bag End (had he moved in by then?) there is still so much to be gleaned about the remainder of his life in the Shire and of the other members of the Fellowship.


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RE: Lord of the rings - 9/3/2006 4:57:37 AM   
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I'd have to say the hungriest books are the redwall books.


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RE: Lord of the rings - 14/3/2006 6:22:09 PM   
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Thought " Fellowship " was the best, particularly when the Hobbits encounter Strider at Bree.
I have to agree with Peter Jackson as regards the difficulties surrounding The Two Towers, as there is no beginning nor end , the plot follows 3 seperate story strands and no-one dies..






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RE: Lord of the rings - 14/3/2006 9:29:40 PM   
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I LOVED these books!! Although I have to say along with the Fellowship being my favourite book - I really enjoyed reading the Appendices - Tolkien's attention to detail is amazing.

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RE: Lord of the rings - 21/3/2006 7:36:20 PM   
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The Two Towers is my favourite, I love all the stuff at the end with the spider, favourite bit in the whole book I think and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with Shelob in the film, she was way too small! Then the third one then the first one least favourite I think just because it takes so long to get going and there's all that shit with Tom Bombadil and the boring farmer guy they stay with. Also the chapter where they're in the meeting has got to be the longest chapter ever written ever! But besides these minor quibbles, yeah I love the books.

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