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[*] posted on 25-9-2006 at 02:57


I did hear of that on the radio or in the newspaper or something. Has JRRT's son written anything on his own? i mean away from his dad's stuff?



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[*] posted on 25-9-2006 at 13:19


Not sure... I know Tolkien's grandson has written at least one thriller you can find at the low-price stores here...



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[*] posted on 26-9-2006 at 13:33


what nationality are they? Are they Dutch? Or English?



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[*] posted on 29-9-2006 at 19:16


Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. His name is Anglicized from German, or so tells Wikipedia. His family has strong British ties.



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[*] posted on 30-9-2006 at 03:50


Hmmm. No wonder it's not obvious.



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[*] posted on 29-10-2006 at 16:45


I'm somewhere in the second of the Unfinished Tales now... put it away for a few days until the college-free week. It's a good book, but not as enjoyable as any other Tolkien ones I've read so far.

Say Goj? Ever got thru Silmarillion?




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[*] posted on 3-11-2006 at 05:52


I read the Silmarillion a looooooooooooooooong time ago, don't remember much anymore. There's lots of christian mythology paralells in there if yer open to that. I got into mythology for a long time, mostly asian and greco-roman. didn't go for the norse myths for some reason. The Ramayana for example, is much more satisfying to me for some reason.
But once I waded thru a bunch of that , history explained a lot for me. I know it probably works the other way for most people. It's the relational aspects betwen people and institutions that interest me the most anyway. . . .
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Anyway wanted to say I'm going to re-read Sil on short term and have just bought Bored Of The Rings.




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[*] posted on 3-11-2006 at 18:18


bored of the rings is hilarious!!
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[*] posted on 22-11-2009 at 19:03


Today I finished on The Children of Túrin (that's pronounced Toorin). I knew most of the story already as it was published in Unfinished Tales, but I much enjoyed it all the same!



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[*] posted on 30-1-2017 at 22:37


In the monstrously hard AIVD puzzle I attempted this December/early January, there was a question in familiar looking runes. Dwarf runes and elven runes to be exact. I knew the dwarf runes well, but this meant little - all they translated to was gibberish so it must've been a different code... the elven runes I could translate with a lot of peering.
The runes I could read said: "a is one, b is two, we are looking for the sum of the first names of the uninvited guests in the first book." The clue then went on to say something about the second and third, something about a ring, and that the key to solving the dwarf runes was the author of the books.

Eventually I ran out of time in trying to translate the dwarf runes. But I did think a lot about the uninvited guests. Who could they be?

So that's how I got started re-reading the Lord Of The Rings. It was my third time for the first book, for the others only the second.

It's a very manly book isn't it? So far apart from Galadriel's refusing of the ring, there are but two female characters in the book, Galadriel and Goldberry, and apart from that one scene all they do is being pretty.




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[*] posted on 18-2-2017 at 23:09


Finished ROTK earlier this week.

Frodo is an idiot.




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[*] posted on 19-2-2017 at 00:47


I've never read the books. I've seen all three Jackson movies. I'm curious why your summary of the third instalment boils down to Frodo being an idiot.



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[*] posted on 21-2-2017 at 11:01


Every single point in the plot where Frodo has to make a choice, he makes a foolish decision. Trying to interrupt Pippin from saying too much in Bree, then accidentally putting the ring on is a nasty offender, combined with his overstaying in Hobbiton because he's so reluctant to leave, slipping the ring on in the fight with the Nazgul so that he's stabbed, trusting Gollum. It's about all Frodo does - after he decides to sneak away from the partnership (leading to Boromir's death and Merry and Pippin's imprisonment) he's little but deadweight.



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