Do you like Lord of the Rings?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Commander Antilles, Sep 3, 2001.

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Do you like Lord of the Rings?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
No, I have the sophistication of an orc. ;-) 70 vote(s) 12.8%
It's OK. 120 vote(s) 21.9%
The greatest book ever written and I can't wait for the film! 357 vote(s) 65.3%
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  1. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 1999
    star 6
  2. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    Sep 14, 1998
    star 5
    Yes, but it's not the greatest book ever written...
  3. Whimper Jedi Master

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    May 11, 1999
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    I am interested in the film, and I can deny the influence or staying power those books have had. But to tell the truth, I'm just finding them very slow to read. I'm about halfway through Fellowship of the Ring, and so far all it's been is

    °Hobbits eating
    °Hobbits travelling
    °Hobbits sleeping
    °Hobbits travelling
    °Hobbits talking in hushed tones about horrible past events we don't get to see, or horrible current events that we don't get to see.
    °Hobbits sleeping some more.

    I'm seriously hoping things are going to pick up the pace, any time now...
  4. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Dec 11, 1999
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    I just started Fellowship of the Ring and it's ok so far.
  5. ShadowChaser Jedi Knight

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    Aug 30, 2001
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    Um, you need to put an option in between. I think it['s better than ok, but it's not the greatest book ever written. It's very good but not *that* good. Get my meaning?
  6. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 2, 1999
    star 5
  7. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    I've been trying to read the darn thing for years. Like Whimper, I'm about halfway through the first book. I like the idea of the mythical quest and all that, but it hasn't got that un-putdownable quality, well, not yet.

    I always prefered something which didn't take itself too seriously, like Star Wars or the Narnia chronicles. I like a bit of humor now and then.

    But perhaps I'm making a hasty judgement. I really should make the effort to finish it.
  8. Padawan716 Force Ghost

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    Feb 7, 2001
    star 6
    I think I'll skip the first book, Its just very long...
  9. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 1, 1999
    star 6
  10. Han_YoungJediNiagara Jedi Master

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    Apr 28, 2001
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    AM I THE ONLY SW FAN WHO DOESN'T CARE ABOUT LOTR??????
  11. Darth-Hannibal Jedi Youngling

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    May 13, 2001
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    I love it. There are plenty of other novels I enjoy as much, or more, but this is possibly the only fantasy book I have read and enjoyed fully.
  12. exar-tull Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2001
    star 5
    it one of those books that i intend to read just like les miserables only i bought the 1463 page books wcich makes it evan more intimadating.
  13. Boba_Phat Jedi Master

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    Dec 29, 2000
    star 4
    I never read it. In fact I don't think I had heard of it until I started visiting these boards.
  14. Darth Michigan Jedi Master

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    Jun 4, 1999
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    I also had a hard time getting through the first half of Fellowship(Bombadil anyone?), but after that, the story takes OFF. Arguably the best story ever written.
  15. TheGhoest Jedi Knight

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    Aug 24, 2001
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    Best Book Ever. Period. After you get past the first half of FOTR, it throws you onto a roller coaster and you never stop until Return of the King.



    The Ghoest-
  16. AdmiralZaarin Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 8, 2001
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    I chose the first option. It is almost as bad as Harry Potter! I really despise medieval style fantasy. I read the Hobbit and vowed never to read any more Tolkien. It was awful.
    We really don't need six hundred and ninety nine pages on every breath Bilbo takes.
    And anyway, it was predictable. Cowardly <insert recently invented short human like creature here> saves treasure/world from a <insert humoungous monster here>
  17. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    I used to read it (and the Hobbit) every summer during High School.

    It does take awhile to get into, but trust me it will pick up.

    I got a friend of mine to read it once. I used to ask him daily how far he got. He used to do parts of a chapter per day. Then a chapter a day, and when he got to Return of the King, he read it all in 2 days. Definite exponential curve on the reading times.
  18. Jayd Jedi Knight

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    Aug 30, 2001
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    No, I couldn't get past the first chapter it was so BORING.
  19. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Nov 13, 2000
    star 6
    I used to be a big LOTR fan and learned everything I could about it. But with no new material, my interest dwindled. Same thing might have happened with Star Wars if not for the novels and the EU.

    It still gets my vote for being one of the best stories -ever-
  20. ktwsolo Jedi Master

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    Feb 25, 2001
    star 4
  21. JWK Jedi Master

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    Jul 18, 2000
    star 4
    Haven't read it yet.
  22. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    Jul 20, 1999
    star 6
  23. Epyon-X Jedi Knight

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    Sep 26, 2001
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    Started reading it one day, got bored before finishing the second chapter, and put it down.

    A year or two later, I pick it back up, and force myself through the first few chapters, and I'm glad I did so. After the beginning, it just takes off.

    EDIT: Or, what Silmarillion said. :)
  24. Animaster Jedi Master

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    Mar 12, 2001
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    What about the option "I havent't read it yet"? ;)
  25. AquaRose Force Ghost

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    The Lord of the Rings books are the bomb! I also love the Sillmarilan and recremend it to any Tolkien fan Luthiens the coolest girl ever!
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