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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Really?? I didn't know anything about this. I must start reading some more about Tolkien, in stead of reading so much by Tolkien. I guess... :read:
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hmmm...regarding The Historys of Middle Earth: The Peoples of Middle Earth. Are those books good. I have been told by several friends that they are "boring"...I have flipped through them and they seem interesting...I mean I have thought of getting them..any recomendations? Or is there any thread in which anybody talks about this?

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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

There's a thread or two about them in the "History of" section under Middle Earth, and "Other" under Books. And they're pretty subjective really, if you really want to know what made JRR tick, and how he worked then they're worth their weight in Mithril. However, if you couldn't really give a toss and you want some new stories, then don't even look at them. Heavy going, but rewarding would be the best description, though dull comes a close second. ;)

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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I didn`t know anything about the book! :funnylaugh:
Was it finished?
Was it published?
If it is published I`d like to read it sometime after I`ve read LOTR collection! :cool:
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

wow!!!!! i never knew Tolkien wanted to write a sequel to the lord of the rings. too bad he didnt finish it. :read:

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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

No, I think it's good he didn't finished it. Just think about it, how many sequals are good? NONE! They are all the same, remember? Boring, predictable etc etc. And come on now, why do we need a sequel? Don't know about the rest of you but I can just read LotR over and over and over and..
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

LOTR is a sequal to the hobbit.. :angel:
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Amarie is right, Tolkien wrote LotR because of pressure to produce a sequel to The Hobbit. However, it's easy to overlook this fact as the styles are so different they almost seem to be written by two different people.

But I have to say Aire has a point. While writing a sequel to The Hobbit was one thing, recapturing the grandeur of LotR a second time around may well have been impossible, even for Tolkien. This is probably why he scrapped the idea so quickly.
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

The sequel probobly wouldn't be as good, theres no evil leuitenants of Morgorth left who would rule them?
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