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I´m not done with the book but much more than half on it but I´ve seen the movie many times.
The best book ever. Tolkien's best work.
It is my favorite book. It is the best of the trilogy.
I haven`t read it yet, I`ve got the book, but I left it at school and I have to finish TH first.
it is a master-peice of literature but it is outdone by the return of the King
Plastic says: Don't post posts that contain nought but smilies or they will get edited just like this one, okay Mr. Half-Elven?

[Edited on 25/1/2003 by PlasticSquirrel]
Oooh, Wonderful, WONDERFUL!
It's a GREAT adventure, just reading the book! Big Smile Smilie
I finished TH today so I will be starting to read FOTR very shortly. I`ll give you chapter opinions? Is that okay?
YAY!!!!
I was just finishing Fellowship of the Ring! It´s SO great.
But now I´ll just start on The two Towers Smile Smilie
My favourite book is The Two Towers.
I have to agree with remi here.
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But I do think of the whole trilogy as ONE book, and not like 3 different books. And all togerther it's an amazing book,
There is no way that i can pick which LOTR is my favorite. The whole this is just so magical.
I think of it not as six books, nor as three volumes, but as one grand epic/saga. Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie
Personally The Two Towers is my favo book, but I have to say that so far I like The Fellowship of the Ring movie best.
On their own they're just pieces of the greater story, so I can't choose one over the others. But I must say that I love the Lord of the Rings more than any other book I've ever read or ever will read! Elf Smilie
Hmmm the fellowship is very good but you can't read it by itself, it has to be read in context with TTT and ROTK and preferably the hobbit, silmarrilion etc. How can you choose they're all so good and get better every time I read them!! Smile Smilie
Okay, I`ve read the first chapter and I`m amazed how different it is from the film!It`s wierd because I can`t really set an image of my own into my head because I`ve already seen the film. I`m glad PJ cut that first part with the Hobbits talking because, I think it would have gone on and on and it would have made the beginning part of the film dull, the beginning has to be exciting in every movie, not just boring, because you think that the film is going to be rubbish! Which isn`t a good sign. Sad Smilie So, I say again, I`m glad he cut that part.

Just a quick question, how old was Elijah Wood when they filmed FOTR? He seemed fairly young for 33 at the beginning of the film, Big Laugh Smilie I know no one`s the right age the character is in the film, but I`d just like to know. Saying that Frodo looks fairly young, the Elves look pretty good for their age! Big Laugh Smilie I`m stupid in saying the things I say! I`m really idiotic. Big Smile Smilie
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Just a quick question, how old was Elijah Wood when they filmed FOTR? He seemed fairly young for 33 at the beginning of the film, I know no one`s the right age the character is in the film, but I`d just like to know. Saying that Frodo looks fairly young, the Elves look pretty good for their age! I`m stupid in saying the things I say! I`m really idiotic.
No, these are legitimate questions Sheryl; however they would have been better asked under the movie thread than the book. Be that as it may, we had a big discussion on this topic in the Frodo thread under Characters and I think we decided that a 33 year old hobbit would be comparable to a 21 year old man.

What PJ doesn't show in the theatre movie is the 17 years that intervened between the party and Frodo's leaving the Shire; during that time is when Gandalf went to Minas Tirith to find out about The Ring by reading Isildur's scroll.

Oh, Elijah Wood was born on January 28, 1981. I'll let you do the math to answer your first question. Teacher Smilie
Don't forget that different races age in different ways in Middle Earth Sheryl. Hobbits Came of Age at 33, so a 33 year old Hobbit is about equivalent to a 21 year old human (as humans Came of Age at 21 at the time Tolkien wrote LotR). Elijah Wood was born 28/01/81 so at the time of filming he would have been about 20. Just about the right age to play Frodo.

The strangest person's age to me when I first read the book was that of Aragorn. He just did not seem like an 80 year old.


I Whoops, I seem to have been writing my answer while Grondy was posting his. Good, we seem to agree with each other at any rate.

By the way, the sign's supposed to read, "I'm with Grondy"

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Wasn't he born January 26, 1981?
Well all I can go by, and I assume Val did the same, was to go to our Cast List in the menu on the left and click on Elijah's name which took me to his Webpage on the Internet Movie Data base IMBd.com, where it lists:
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Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
If it is wrong you might question them about it.
I agree with Grondy about the 17 years difference when Gandalf went to Minas Tirith. That seemed really strange and sort of annoyed me.
Val, Orlando Bloom was 21 when he was in FOTR and he is now 26. So take 5 from 21, which is Elijah`s age this year and he was 16, when they filmed FOTR. (Well that`s what I make it.) Do you agree?
I suppose all the Hobbits look younger than they actually are supposed to be in FOTR e.t.c. Agree?
My mistake on that one... I didn't realise how long ago it was when they started filming. Mind you, Elijah looks exactly how I'd always imagined Frodo to look.
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I think of it not as six books, nor as three volumes, but as one grand epic/saga. Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie


HAHAHAHAHHAHA good one Grondy! Big Laugh Smilie
But it´s true I see it as "one grand epic/saga" too.
I liked Fellowship, Two Towers, and Return. You cannot have one without the other. So I agree with Grondy too. It's one grand epic. And a very good one at that. Big Smile Smilie

I sometimes wish the publishers wouldn't have insisted on it being split. And sometimes I'm glad because that would make one really thick paperback. Tongue Smilie

Have fun! Smile Smilie
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that would make one really thick paperback.


It does, I have it.