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. farraday Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 27, 2000
    star 7
    Others have done it better, but Tolkien did it first and that counts for a lot.

  2. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    May 14, 2000
    star 6
    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 8, 2001
    star 5
    I can't understand Silmarillion at all :)
  4. plocool Jedi Knight

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    Aug 25, 2001
    star 3
    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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 1999
    star 4
    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and all twelve volumes of The History of Middle-earth, in which Christopher Tolkien publishes his father's unpublished manuscripts from about 1915 to 1973 and recounts the evolution of J. R. R. Tolkien's conception of Middle-earth.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 Force Ghost

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    Sep 6, 2001
    star 4
    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 Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2000
    star 5
    How much do I like LOTR?

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

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    Oct 17, 2001
    star 3
    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 Youngling

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    Oct 28, 2001
    star 4
    Second only to The Godfather and The Stand.
  11. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    It's a pretty decent read but I can't wait for the movie!!!
  12. jasman Administrator Emeritus

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    Aug 29, 1998
    star 4
    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 Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 18, 1999
    star 6
    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 Jedi Master

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    Jul 10, 2001
    star 4
    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    GREATEST BOOK OF ALL TIME
  16. Bossk_BountyHunter Jedi Youngling

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

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    Nov 4, 1998
    star 7
    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 Jedi Master

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    Aug 25, 2001
    star 4
    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 Jedi Master

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    May 31, 2001
    star 4
    ehh, its cool. The movie was fun.
  20. Valiowk Force Ghost

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    Apr 23, 2000
    star 6
    It was a beautiful book, and I really appreciated the details, which I look out for a lot in books.
  21. Valiowk Force Ghost

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

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    Nov 12, 2001
    star 2
    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 Force Ghost

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    Jan 4, 2002
    star 3
    Whoever voted one or two or three gonna be in trouble!


    I voted #4 and proud of it!
  24. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    star 7
    Guess I'm in trouble then.
  25. barnsthefatjedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 17, 2001
    star 5
    Never read the books. The movie was OK.
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