'Lord of the Rings' books

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    The silmarillion is good, but it is dense, and it is more of an epic history than a single story. The quest for the silmarils is, of course, the common thread that runs through the novel, but the novel is more of a series of interconnecting yet distinct stories.

    BTW, if anyone has a first print of the Hobbit, I'll pay $$$ =]

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    >> BTW, if anyone has a first print of the Hobbit, I'll pay $$$ =] <<

    How do you know? I have an old copy. I'm thinking about reading it. Although, no time to. I'm still going through petzold. That is what I spend my free time doing. And I'm going to start assembler with the Z8 chip, so I have my hands full.

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    he's short and fat with a beard.....I know I remember

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    Your memory serves you poorly.

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    he's short and fat with a beard.....I know I remember
    Re-read the first few pages of the book. You'll be surprised.

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    I just started the hobbit. It is really good so far. The dwarves (and Gandalf) barged into Bilbo Baggins' house and he still doesn't know what is going on. It is great so far

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    My understanding is that Tolkien was 'creating' a language for some degree/thesis/other.
    The LOTR was his way of orgainising it so it was consistent and made sense.
    (According to my semantics professor (almost) father-in law)

    Anyone seen the other LOTR cartoon? Well, the half finished one?

    Or read 'Bored of the Rings'?
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    Talking LOL

    I have red LotR for five or six times,
    Silmarillion for three times and the Hobbit
    for one time.

    Althought I've red them in Finnish, but who cares...
    I just loved those books, and I'm truely waiting for the movie(s).

    BtW:
    Bilbo did NOT have a beard!
    And neither did Frodo, Merri and Pippin.(I'm not sure about Sam).

    P.S.
    I'm not sure about the names of those hobbits but I think they are right.
    Sauron a few seconds before his defeat:
    "What? A 'division by 0' error?!?"

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    OOOOOGA BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGAAAA!!!!

    on page 12 i think:
    They are inclined to be fat in the stomach
    Last edited by Xterria; 11-20-2001 at 05:12 PM.

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    >> Silmarillion <<

    I had started reading this (before all the other books -- I know, stupid), and that was some tough reading (serious). I couldn't get past the couple of first pages.

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    I cannot wait for the film to be released on December 6 (?) in the UK. After all the hype that's led up to it it'd better be good.

    -Pen-reading The Hobbit for the umpteenth time.

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    >> I cannot wait for the film to be released on December 6 (?) in the UK <<

    The 6th? Over here (USA), it comes out the 25th.

    The Hobbit rocks!!!

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