Thread: worth it
The Annotated Hobbit
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
history of middle-earth
Are these books worth buying? Another question, is the history of middle-earth 10 volumes long?IF so, would they be selling it at main stores such as chapters or would they have it in the library. sry but i'm not aloud to do anything becuase it's exams time and decided to get help from people that actually know Tolkien's works..thanx in advance!
Definitely buy and The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, but don't rush into buying the ten volume History of Middle-earth series, as it is basically a reference set and much that you will find there is apocryphal and doesen't make for a good read, as in a good adventure story. IMHO. Look through the H.O.M.E. threads to find a list of those volumes that you might find interesting.
As to the other two volumes, I can not speak to them with any authority for I have not seen them, but consider they are just another gimick to increase the wealth of the publishers and the Tolkien estate at we the readers expense.
(Grondy merely added the link.)