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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by MOTs_Minx, Feb 28, 2002.

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  1. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    I've finished LOTR!

    What a chore.

    The end wasn't what I expected. Glad I finally finished though. I really enjoyed it. I doubt if I'll read it again...just have fun remembering about it :)
     
  2. Ooh_Aah_Cantona

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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    woohoo. it does have its plodding bits doesn't it.
     
  3. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    congrats! :D
     
  4. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Shall we burn our copies now or later?
     
  5. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nope, mines are in a giftbox so they'll be staying on my bookshelf as a trophy so I can look at them and finally say...I've read them.
     
  6. anakin_pm

    anakin_pm Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Burn them now :)
     
  7. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    The ending took me by surprise too, actually... the scouring of the Shire was a bit lame, I thought... just my humblest..
     
  8. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    By the end of the second book, I'd started to really not like Frodo.

    Sam was the hero in my opinion. He did all the hard work.

     
  9. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    it's always the behind the scenes people who do most of the work
     
  10. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Yup... but that was the point with Frodo, I guess... at first he's fine.. bit weak, it seems, but a fairly good chap... but by half way through Two Towers, the ring is starting to get to him... turning him, like...
     
  11. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    (not that I have got that far yet lol)
    which is what the ring does to people
     
  12. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah, I suppose.

    *SPOILER*































    I liked at the end though when Frodo started withdrawing into himself and the hobbits didnt really talk about his great feats as much as Pippin and Merry and Sam.

    Sam was always more strong willed than Frodo - I hope that comes across in the movies.
     
  13. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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  14. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    Y'know, despite all my protestations, I think I'll miss it.

    I don't think it was the best book ever written like some people do but it definitely is a good story.

    What to read now, though, thats the thing. I have so many books I got over the Christmas period and after that I don't know where to start.

    Although...I might go for the Horror/pervy book by James Herbert called Once.

    Any of yous read it?
     
  15. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    I recently finished FotR, don't know if I want to wait for the TT on film befor i read that though.

    What does everyone think, Read it now or later???
     
  16. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I think it will. Galadriel points out the fact that Frodo will need Sam and when they get into Mordor, Sam basically becomes the bearer... Jackson will make sure that comes through
     
  17. Tanktopgirl

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    I gave up reading James Herbert cuz he started writing massive hairy nads. Lemme know if it's any good.
     
  18. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    Ogli, read them before you see the move.

    Sam, yeah, I hope Jackson does bring that out in the movie because thats vital I think.

    Rach, I'll let you know ;)
     
  19. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Resd Stephen King's "The Stand", Cass. His best book, IMHO.
     
  20. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I got a book at home I ain't read yet. It's described on the front as 'Jurassic Park meets Lord of the flies'

    [face_plain] god knows what that's gonna be like.

    EDIT: and what Ben said. My fav book.
     
  21. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    I can't Ben. My hands are too small to hold it.

    I've seen the TV Movie though and I KNOW its not as good...but the book is just too thick.

    Nah...its gonna be "Once". But I have a new Hutson to read; and "Angel" book Jon got me for my birthday; and there's the next NJO book coming out soon by Aaron Allston.
     
  22. pdubyuh

    pdubyuh Jedi Master star 4

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    Lord of the Dinosaurs
     
  23. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    One of my colleagues was reading "Once" and I told him I had it too. He told me that he didnt think I should read it because it was very pervy and young ladies shouldnt be reading books like that!

    WTF???

    LOL
     
  24. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    A collection of Hemingway's short stories.
     
  25. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Do you have the one volume LOTR novel, Cass? If you can manage that, you can manage The Stand.
     
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