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OK, are u going to read the 'trilogy' 'till the end of TTT?
What do u mean? That u r not going to read RoTK-book?

'cause then, u haven't read a trilogy, but just 2 books.
Ah well, i'm just nitpicking here. Wink Smilie

Anyway, don't try to compare the books to the movies, 'cause else u'll end up where i am now... Sad Smilie
I think if you are going to do that, Sheryl, you'll have to stop reading TTT about two thirds of the way through otherwise you will still spoil part of the next film as the first third will be taken from the end of TTT book.

And if you can read the end of TTT and then put it down and not continue to read RotK, you've got more restraint than I have. I suggest you get to the end of TTT before you make any firm decisions.
Yeah, I had to wait a whole two weeks to find out if Sam ever got Frodo's body back from the Orcs at Cirith Ungol, I can't imagine waiting ten months to find that out. It would be one of the longest horse rides in history from Isenguard to Minas Tirith, especially since Gandalf and Pippin are riding on Shadowfax. Not to mention taking ten months to make the one-day ride from Isenguard to Dunharrow for the rest of the Company. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

More better you just read the book Sheryl. Happy Elf Smilie
You will enjoy the movie more if you go ahead and read the book.

Trust me!
Personally I'm going to bang my head against the wall and hope I kill the braincells that contain my memory of ROTK before december so that I can join you in my blissful unawareness of the original plot.

Note to younger members who have never read any of Plastic's dumb ideas: Plastic is a fully trained moron, do not attempt to emulate anything he ever suggests in your own home, as it will cause great harm to come to you.

Mind you, if it's anything like TTT was, I won't know what's coming next anyway.
Sheryl, one of the best things that will ever happen to you will be reading those books. I guarantee that when you finish the whole LOTR story, you will have one of the most magical feelings of your entire life. Like everyone else has mentioned, I strongly suggest that you keep reading. Yes there is sort of an advantage to not reading the books before you see the movies in that you won't be as disappointed, and let down as a lot of us felt about TTT, but it's better to know than not to know I always say.
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Yes I am going to read untill the end of TTT. Well I don`t know actually. I might do what Val said, read about 2 thirds of TTT. I don`t know what I`m going to do for definate at the moment. I`m not going to read ROTK untill I`ve seen ROTK the film. Anyway, I`m not going to compare the film to the book. I don`t want to do that.

I think it`ll take me untill December to read FOTR and TTT! I`m not sure but I think it will.

Sam get Frodo`s body back from the orcs? Where did that part come into the book/film?

Oh no! People are saying that I should and shouldn`t read the whole of the book. I`m mucked up as usual. I think I`ll decide nearer the time.

Now, Plas, don`t go and do something silly. Big Laugh Smilie And by the way I read the warning because I`m 11. Just thought I`d let you know.

When you describe the book that way Elfstone, I can`t wait to feel that feeling.

Thanks for all your replys and keep replying because I enjoy reading replys from you all. Wink Smilie
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Now, Plas, don`t go and do something silly. Big Laugh Smilie And by the way I read the warning because I`m 11. Just thought I`d let you know.


Thought so, same age as my girlfriend's son. And you probably won't be able to stop yourself from finishing the book, so there probably won't be a dilemma in the end.
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Oh no! People are saying that I should and shouldn`t read the whole of the book.


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(Grondy only says the above, because we previously had to wade through the miasma of posts written by Tom Bombadilo, wherein she said, 'I can't speak to that subject because I have yet to read The Silmarillion,' or words to that effect. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie Sheryl, being younger than Tommie might prove more malleable and change her ways sooner, if we carefully guide her toward being a more considerate poster.) Angel Smilie

[Edited on 31/1/2003 by Grondmaster]
Good idea Sheryl but listen to virumor he know's better and he is right
Don't compare the books with the movies it just won't do...cause the movies are "quite" different!
In case Grondy didn't get the point across properly:

Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Big Laugh Smilie
Planet-Tolkien has spoken!

So Sheryl, are you gonna "Read the Book"? Big Smile Smilie
Like Plastic said there are so many little surprises in TTT that it felt like I hadn't read the book... for a second I thought I was hallucinating or had developed a case of amnesia or something.

However, on a more serious note: I noticed from some of my friends who hadn't read the book that they didn't pick up on some of the names and finer details; I had to answer a whole bunch of questions afterwards. So from that perspective I think it would be better to read the book first so that you'll know exactly who's who, what's going on and which places are where. Smoke Smilie

That and seeing the movie first deprives you of using your own imagination when reading the book, because the movie's already given you a mental image of what everything should be like.
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Note to younger members who have never read any of Plastic's dumb ideas: Plastic is a fully trained moron, do not attempt to emulate anything he ever suggests in your own home, as it will cause great harm to come to you.

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Sing it with me: ' Insane in the membrane, insane in the brain ' Disturbed Smilie Ignore Smilie Ha Ha Ha Smilie
What`s that supposed to mean? The song, what does it say in English?
Stonehelm, I`ll just keep reading and see where I get up to. I might not even be able to get up to ROTK by the time it comes out! Big Laugh Smilie

Want to hear something funny? I`ll tell you anyway.It`s 5th Feb today. Last night, I had a really, really bad dream. I tried to get to sleep but I couldn`t. I tried to think of something happy but I couldn`t get to sleep. I went into the lounge and tried going to sleep on the couch, but I couldn`t. Itried to think of something happy and go to sleep, but I couldn`t! I was getting really restless by now. I went and got my LOTR book, read 2 pages and fell asleep! That book`s a miracle! Halleighluyah! Big Laugh Smilie

Has this happened to anyone or has something similar happened to someone? Am I a wierdo? Very Sad Smilie Sad Smilie

Oh the song is English! I`m dum! I must have read it funny. That`s funny. Big Smile Smilie

[Edited on 5/2/2003 by Sheryl]
Sheryl: This was a much better post than some of your typical one liners, thank you. Happy Elf Smilie And yes I have often used LotR to put my self to sleep once I knew the story; however I found that The Silmarillion did the job faster, and have just found that Lays of Beleriand works even faster. None of this should be taken as a negative against the books; I usually read myself to sleep, except when I get so wrapped up in the story, that I don't close the book until 9 or 10 in the morning after I come to "The End". Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
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Has this happened to anyone or has something similar happened to someone? Am I a wierdo? Very Sad Smilie Sad Smilie


I regularly use my books on Krishna Conciousness to send me to sleep. fantastically dull in places. Though the History of Middle Earth series is quite good for insomnia as well, as for Lotr, it regularly keeps me up til 5 in the morning whenever I decide to read it (still) seeing as the first time I read it again (having rediscovered the books in 1998 when I first heard Pete was making the movies) I read it one book a night, for 6 nights. I still like to think i can do this.
Umm... Is it a good thing if LOTR sends you to sleep??

It has never put me to sleep, but sometimes if I am in a bad mood or have had a bad day I find that reading LOTR is very relaxing, I can't think of another book like that. It takes you to another world.
I didn`t mean that LOTR is boring, I was saying it calmed me down and relaxed me more, this gave me the result of being able to fall asleep.
Yet another useless thread.....tsk tsk.
I`ve just read a thread where it seems that pretty important things are going to stay in the film. It`s in 'Some good news!' I hope you`ll be satisfied.

C ya l8tr. xx