I would recommend [i:1nyphk1p]The Children of Hurin[/i:1nyphk1p] if you're looking for something in that style (narrative). If you're looking to expand your knowledge of Middle Earth, definitely read the [i:1nyphk1p]Silmarillion[/i:1nyphk1p], as well as [i:1nyphk1p]Unfinished Tales.[/i:1nyphk1p] If you become a total geek like myself (and many on this forum), you may want to start on [i:1nyphk1p]The History of Middle-Earth[/i:1nyphk1p]. It's an extensive series that follows Tolkien's creation of Middle-Earth. I myself have not finished it, but I'm plugging away .
I look forward to your involvement!
I've only recently begun to get back into the Tolkien universe. My knowledge is fairly limited as I've only read The Hobbit and the Trilogy thus far. However this forum sparked an old love for it all and so I rummaged through some boxes and came across The Silmarillion today, which was given to me when I was 15 years old. Initially I had only attempted to read it, but my mind it seems wasn't developed enough for it then. Now being 18, so far, I have been able to keep up with it, and with interest to my surprise.
I would very much appreciate any book recommendations following The Silmarillion. Perhaps The Children of Hurin?
Anyhow, thank you for having me. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you in the future.
And welcome Thorin, I'm reading UT right now actually, after reading the Silmarillion, so I agree with Eldo
It's always nice to see fellow readers my age Beren! They're all too few and far between.
I plan on ordering the UT this week! I figured if it's anything like The Silmarillion, I'll more than likely want to read it more than once.
Smelly as a cow-dough!
Call him Loremaster?
His head is full of pasta!
What think ye now-oh?
That'll learn you to cross me, lad!
Childish? Me childish? Darn cheek!
But I have to add, AGE and KNOWLEDGE don't always go hand in hand.
errrm...who was I supposed to be welcoming again?
Actually I think he's just using you as an excuse.