Thread: worth it?
also buy the rest of the books concerning Tolk. you won't regret it.
you'll never regret buying UT.... trust me...
and yes.... burn harry potter...
really worth reading, don't hesitate and get it (if you haven't already got it...)
Does anyone know what the best book to read is after the UT? I have many to choose from and I don't have enough knowledge of each to choose!
(I don't recall there being any map of Beleriand in the UT).
Try finding this book in Cambodia - not easy.
That is too bad. When I think of Cambodia I always think of a highly intelligent artsy and well read people so I never thought it would be a problem to get such books. I hope you have long found a copy by now
I would be interest to know how many on our site have actually read the Unfinished tales, which is his or her favorite and when was it read.And to fit into the thread, was the read and if you bought the book worth it?
I only read the the book a couple of years ago, I believe I was given the book at Christmas as a gift. I found it stark and harsh and heartbreaking, awesome and exhilerating and thrilling and a great adventure all in one. Somehow these more serious works remind me of Tolkiens actual life in bits and pieces, the loss of his father just like that a world away after just saying good bye to him and expecting him to join him, his brother and mother; the terrible poverty endured until his motherès death after she became Catholic, the horror and grief at his mothers untimely death and the terrible way she died- sick and all alone. Just so many things that to me, including the war, shaped these wondrous stories.
I agree Leels.I have a strong bias towards the Unfinished Tales.It's just beyond simple words and the power of explaining.I don't have a copy but my cousin does.It's pretty easily available in India. And I have read it many times since I was 15 or 16 I guess.Found it in most libraries,wherever I went.
I picked up The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun today for just £2.99. Has anyone read it?
I have. I enjoyed it very much... but of course one must like poetry (or the type of poetry employed here anyway), and I'm a bit familiar with the 'tale' in various forms already.
But Christopher Tolkien does an outstanding job in my opinion, so one doesn't necessarily have to be familiar with things to enjoy.
Every Tolkien book I have read at the moment is worthy. You go deeper and deeper in the history and characters of Middle Earth. Right now I have bought "The children of Hurin" but unfortunately, I have left it at home when I have come here. Maybe I'll read it at Christmas...
I never knew this book existed. Gonna read it as soon as possible -if only just to understand what everyone is refering to