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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.
  1. No, I have the sophistication of an orc. ;-)

    12.8%
  2. It's OK.

    21.9%
  3. The greatest book ever written and I can't wait for the film!

    65.3%
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  1. farraday

    farraday Jedi Knight star 7

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    Jan 27, 2000
    Others have done it better, but Tolkien did it first and that counts for a lot.

     
  2. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 14, 2000
    Wonderful series, but the Silmarillion was the best thing that Tolkien ever wrote.

    A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin is better.
     
  3. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jul 8, 2001
    I can't understand Silmarillion at all :)
     
  4. plocool

    plocool Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Aug 25, 2001
    LOTR es la bomba!
    LoTR meeto patu poof!
    LOTR is the bomb!

    Yeah, Silmarillion is like a bible or ancient history/lore of middle earth... It's quite challenging to read IMHO. But still very interesting.
     
  5. Qui-Gon-Dave

    Qui-Gon-Dave Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 6, 2001
    Of course I like LOTR. I've read many books in my time, some better written,sure, but LOTR has a special place in my own personal history. My dad would tell me the story when I was very little and I first read it for myself when I was about 9 years old

    It was this book we have to thank for all the many Fantasy books we now have, and for my own interest in all things Fantasy & from there Sci-Fi, including SW.

    IMHO it is one of the best. Can't wait for all 3 films.(and Harry Potter).
     
  6. Anakin SkySolo

    Anakin SkySolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Dec 20, 1999
    Closer to "best book ever written."

    I also enjoyed The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth, and all twelve volumes of The History of Middle-earth, in which Christopher Tolkien publishes his father's unpublished manuscripts from about 1915 to 1973 and recounts the evolution of J. R. R. Tolkien's conception of Middle-earth.

    For the person who said that there's no new material...believe me, you're missing a gold mine...
     
  7. AquaRose

    AquaRose Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 6, 2001
    Get this in our town me and my boyfriend are the only one who have ever read The Sillmarilian... every one else never finishes it:)
     
  8. jediguy

    jediguy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jun 10, 2000
    How much do I like LOTR?

    Let me see....I'm now reading it for the twelth time.
     
  9. CoruscantJedi

    CoruscantJedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oct 17, 2001
    Well, my brother just gave me the book and i read it one time aready and the movie will be awsome!
     
  10. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Oct 28, 2001
    Second only to The Godfather and The Stand.
     
  11. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 4, 1999
    It's a pretty decent read but I can't wait for the movie!!!
     
  12. jasman

    jasman Administrator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 29, 1998
    I've been a fan of the books since 1968. I've seen the movie twice, and plan to see it at least two more times. I loved it!
     
  13. dehrian

    dehrian Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mar 18, 1999
    I appreciate the detail that went into the creation of that world, but I don't think Tolkien was a good writer by any means. So, no, I don't like LOTR.
     
  14. KenobisGirl

    KenobisGirl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 10, 2001
    I loved the books and I loved the movie! Yeah, it was boring at first, but after a while, the story just sprouts wings and takes off! :D
     
  15. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    GREATEST BOOK OF ALL TIME
     
  16. Bossk_BountyHunter

    Bossk_BountyHunter Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jan 3, 2002
    I've read them twice in my life.Great stuff but not the greatest books in the world.
     
  17. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Nov 4, 1998
    One of the few books I've never managed to finish, since it was soooo boring. Have seen the film, didn't like the story in it even if it was a beautiful film.
     
  18. menilma

    menilma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 25, 2001
    I can't really say it was the best book ever written. I had to choose the third alternative anyway since I am quite a LotR lover too..
     
  19. Sate_Pestage

    Sate_Pestage Jedi Master star 4

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    May 31, 2001
    ehh, its cool. The movie was fun.
     
  20. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 23, 2000
    It was a beautiful book, and I really appreciated the details, which I look out for a lot in books.
     
  21. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 23, 2000
    It was a beautiful book, and I really appreciated the details, which I look out for a lot in books.
     
  22. Marianne_Solav

    Marianne_Solav Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Nov 12, 2001
    Saw the movie; loved it.
    Decided to read the books: They are so great! At the beginning, sure it's weird... there are people always singing! :confused: But later you just can't stop reading it. Now I can't wait for the Two Towers and Return of the King. I'm about to read the Hobbit and the Silmarilion(sp?) and I hope I'm gonna like them too.
     
  23. Duro_Blade

    Duro_Blade Jedi Master star 3

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    Jan 4, 2002
    Whoever voted one or two or three gonna be in trouble!


    I voted #4 and proud of it!
     
  24. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Nov 4, 1998
    Guess I'm in trouble then.
     
  25. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Feb 17, 2001
    Never read the books. The movie was OK.
     
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