Dec 5 2010, 06:05 PM
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.
Dec 12 2010, 06:54 PM
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.
Dec 12 2010, 08:36 PM
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.
Dec 16 2010, 10:31 AM
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.
Jan 16 2011, 03:02 AM
ahhhhh must read this still!
Jan 27 2011, 06:56 PM
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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