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the silmarillion, jrr tolkien
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post Dec 5 2010, 06:05 PM
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Has anyone ever read Tolkien's The Silmarillion? I've only tried looking for it at thrift stores so far. I'm sure they sell it in a million other places but I like old and tattered copies of things.
 
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post Dec 12 2010, 06:54 PM
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I've read it twice, though years ago. I prefer it to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

I think that it's an acquired taste. It's one of those books that takes patience to read, if that makes sense. I love it though. I think I should read it again.
 
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post Dec 12 2010, 08:36 PM
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I have a copy but haven't bothered reading it yet. I hear it's a tough read but is worth it if you can sit through it.
 
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post Dec 16 2010, 10:31 AM
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The Silmarillion is my favorite book! I actually have that copy you put up, but I can't find it >.<
It's somewhere in my house, and it's a beautiful copy. I've got to go find it.

I love reading about the history of Middle Earth and all the different ages, but that's what people get most confused about. The fact that it covers numerous ages, which is a *very* long time, makes the book seem a little disconnected. I still prefer it over all the other Tolkien books, and it helps you understand the context in which the LotR and The Hobbit books are written in.
 
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ahhhhh must read this still!
 
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post Jan 27 2011, 06:56 PM
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Ok, found an old copy (© 1977). Since the end of year work hell has ended and I have more time on my hands, I will start re-reading this tonight.
 

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