LOTR put me right off

LOTR put me right off

Postby ravey davey gravy » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:02 pm

I made it my new years resolution to read the Lord of the Rings books in 2007. I did this, but it took just about the whole year to get through them. I'm not going to slag the books off because I know they have a sacred place to some, but BOY what a chore! And I haven't been able to get into anything since.

I'll keep looking for my literary mojo.
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Postby Zwilnik » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:50 pm

LOTR is a pretty terrible extended remix of the Hobbit (which was pretty good).

If you want to read something far better in the classic swords and sorcery genre have a read of any of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser books.
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Postby micki » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:45 am

I tried to read them as a child i thought they were stupid. Since i was 21 i have probably read them once a year at least i love them but it took a long time to get it. I think it mainly fascinates me how on earth one begins to create another world. Likes of tolkien rowling and pratchet in my mind must have some of the most liberated minds. I can't think of a more liberating experience than creating a whole new world to envelop yourself into
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Postby always_drunk » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:09 am

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Postby phantomguitarist » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:10 pm

micki wrote: I can't think of a more liberating experience than creating a whole new world to envelop yourself into

Me neither. But when I speak to folk about the world to be found in my belly button fluff their eyes start to glaze over, or they look at me like I'm crazy???
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Postby mitch » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:34 pm

phantomguitarist wrote:
micki wrote: I can't think of a more liberating experience than creating a whole new world to envelop yourself into

Me neither. But when I speak to folk about the world to be found in my belly button fluff their eyes start to glaze over, or they look at me like I'm crazy???
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I bet you could make a great kids' book about that.
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Postby Twig the Wonder Kid » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:29 pm

I've always said that the LOTR trilogy would make a great 2 books.

But why bother when you can just read The Hobbit instead?
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Postby phantomguitarist » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:11 am

Anyone seen Clerks 2, a great condensed version of LOTR trilogy in that movie. Says it all, very quickly.

Mitch, you are right. Think I may start putting pen to paper. 8)
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