Thread: Other Tolkien books
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Great suggestion for a really nice family read.
[Edited on 29/10/2002 by Rednell]
For those who haven't read (not that many) it tells of Bilbos journey to the Grey Havens with the elves and how he looks back at leaving Middle-Earth and going to the undying land. It's not that long and is beautiful illustrated by Pauline Baynes. I think it's just a beautiful book to have
so go and buy it. Its worth it.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo. I already have Sir Gawain on tape, but it nice to be able to read it as well.
I am about to buy myself a copy of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion since I borrowed them before.....and then my shopping madness will not stop there! It will continue til I have every book there is!!
Really a great buy! You can find everything in that book. Well, almost anything.
Pity it doesn't have UT in it as well, but hey, you can't have it all.
Are Tolkien's other books (i.e. Farmer Giles) worth buying? Are they related to ME, or not, also?
Farmer Giles of Ham is a fun story and Leaf by Niggle is a nice story; neither concerns Middle-earth, but both are also contained in The Tolkien Reader.
Smith of Wooten Major is another nice story that is not about Middle-earth, but somewhat concerns the interaction between faerie and the mundane.
I would buy them all again, and may have to look for Smith of Wooten Major as I have not seen or read it for ages, in fact I don't even remember what storys were bundled with it.
And as Grondy said Leaf by Niggle is a very good read...although I do not fully understand it....
And here comes Mr. Obvious saying: J.R.R. Tolkien was a magnificient postAuthorID of phantasy....Cheers!
has anyone said Sir Gawin and the Green Knight
I've had a copy for over a month and just haven't yet found the will power to open it; I suppose I just don't want him to over-rule my misconceptions.
(Laughing) I've had my copy of Letters for two years now, and still haven't finished it. I've only made it about half way through so far, there is soooo much to digest, but its the ultimate Tolkien resource really, and obviously very interesting!