Lord of the Rings
Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:58 PM
By the way, I'm curious to know what other people think of it. I've found a few people who haven't actually liked it at all, which has literally five seconds ago set me wondering. What do you lot think of it? Is it worth the hype and the fame? The films? The franchise? The fangirls?
Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:09 PM
Let's face it - Elves, Dwarves, Orcs. None of these were ever combined in a realistic setting with the multiple languages, culture, and history that Tolkein used.
Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my family that I know for a fact has successfully read anything written by Tolkein -.-
Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:55 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:43 AM
im pretty sure he invented orcs, and whenever i see orcs used in a fantasy it feels kinda weird for me, as i know(or i think) its sorta stealing...
Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:05 AM
No fuel left for the pilgrims
Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:28 AM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:01 AM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:28 AM
A fictional genre is certainly not the same as the genre of fiction, elves are fictional but you won't ever find them in fiction.
Reading isn't as much escaping your reality as entering the reality of someone else. Who said it had to be dull and boring? The sense of human suffering in ''The Brothers Karamazov'' by Dostojevsky is deep, powerful and very, very touching. It really made me think about life and all the terrible things that can be part of it. ''Norwegian Wood'' by Haruki Murakami is a story of loss, love and melancholy, and the fear of slowly forgetting memories of a memorable past. I'm not ashamed to admit there were tears in my eyes after finishing it. ''The Catcher in the Rye'' by J.D. Salinger tells the perfect tale of teenage angst and anxiety leading to a point of a psychological breakdown. There are so many touching novels of fiction to read, and none of them are boring or dull. It takes real skill and talent to be able to reach and touch a reader through reality.
Edit: As you can see I am very passionate about these kind of novels.
Edited by Matias, 18 August 2008 - 01:34 AM.
No fuel left for the pilgrims
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:33 PM
PS: Matias I must try and find The Brothers Karamazov, sounds like a good book. I'm slightly tiring of generic sci-fi and King's/Koontz's horror, thus am looking for books like these...
Edited by Puppeteer, 21 August 2008 - 09:37 PM.
Posted 06 April 2009 - 05:00 AM
Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:15 AM
I've read "Catcher in the Rye," "Frankenstein," and parts of "Crime and Punishment," in addition to a couple of shorts by Chekhov. Although they moved me, they didn't inspire me like Tolkien's works did. Of course, I guess that Romantic era fiction (Frankenstein) is more about moving the soul than inspiring the mind, but I still prefer Lord of the Rings. *no insult to the Classics, of course.*
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:36 AM
But there are far more fantasy books out there that I believe are superior to it.
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 07:44 AM
I saw this in family guy and they pointed out a plot hole.
Why didn't Gandalf use the eagle and just carry Frodo and the ring to mount doom? After all the eagle DID pick them up from there.
know any possible reasons?
serous ones, not - " 'cause Gandalf ran out of 'flyby' points.".
Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:00 AM
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