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Do you like Lord of the Rings?

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


Do you like Lord of the Rings?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. No, I have the sophistication of an orc. ;-)

  2. It's OK.

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

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  1. son_of_the_tear

    son_of_the_tear Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 23, 1999
    I found the books to be very creative and so amazingly desriptive.

    That said, they were a chore and so many times I was bored to tears.

    << The book can be confusing, but when you read it more than three times, it is exciting and for the two movies that came out are awesome, I can't wait for ROTK >>

    See, a lot of people tell me that. And that's the thing. I shouldn't have to read the book 3 times just to finally find it exciting. And that goes for any book. I'm an avid reader, but I cannot for the life of me be the sort of person that has to read a book more than once to finally find something or that I have to wait until the second or third book to finally get into it.

    It's like with other series of books. I couldn't stand them. But my buddy was like, "Dude, wait until you get to the 4th book in the series, then you'll change your mind."

    Why the hell do I have to wait 3 books to change my tune?

  2. Jedi_Hood

    Jedi_Hood Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Feb 10, 2000
    Greatest book ever written. Do not deny it.

    DARTHMORDOR Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 17, 2003
    to vader666

    lucas was in part inspired by the lotr when making star wars. so I guess lucas is not a true fan of star wars either.
  4. Tobey-Wan

    Tobey-Wan Jedi Master star 9

    Jun 12, 2001
    Not the greatest book, but darn good!
  5. BucketHead8723

    BucketHead8723 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Apr 12, 2003
    I am equally obsessed with LOTR as I am with SW. :)
  6. rodan70

    rodan70 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 1, 2002
    Yip, it's pretty good.
  7. JediHobbit

    JediHobbit Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 2, 2002
    guess how I voted. ;)

    [hl=black]What have I got in my pocket?[/hl]
  8. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

    May 21, 2002
    Personally, I think it is one of the greatest works of literature every written. I mean, it is fantastic in every way, and I think Tolkien is a genius.

    I first read it 5 years ago in 6th grade, and I have fallen in love with it ever since. I found it was being made into a movie when I was finished reading it, and I was overjoyed. I don't like how many people have seen the movies, read the books, and discovered it from there though. Personally, I think you'd have to read the books first ;)
  9. ArnaKyle

    ArnaKyle Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 12, 2000
    I voted for "OK."

    I have read a LOT of books that were better, and of course a LOT of books that were worse. I certainly don't think it was the greatest book ever written (because, it's not), but I must give him credit for imagination alone.
  10. NiktosRule

    NiktosRule Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 8, 2001
    Yes I do like the books but they aren't the best ever written.

    DARTHMORDOR Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 17, 2003

    as long as people pick up the books and read them I will be happy. if it took a movie for them to discover it thats great. they are reading. unfortunetly there are far more people who will watch the movies and be content with just that. never picking up the book or any other book for that matter.

    these books have been around fo 50 years. and there is still a huge population who have never read them. you discovered it in the 6th grade just before the movies were announed I first read them in the 6th grade too. 12 years before the movies. 10 years fom now sombody else in the 6th grade will read them. does it matter if they saw the movie first?

  12. Ultima_1

    Ultima_1 Jedi Knight star 5

    May 16, 2001
    Great epic story. I'm reading it for the second time now.

    Managed to find a new one book edition of it for $13.87 US.
  13. Sam_Skywalker

    Sam_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 30, 2003
    Best movie ever (w/ possible sw exception).


    Yes [face_plain] 8-}
  14. Xander_Kenobi

    Xander_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 25, 2003
  15. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    I've never actually read the books, but the movies are awesome. Now, if I can just manage to see RotK
  16. Padmes_Panties122

    Padmes_Panties122 Jedi Youngling

    Jan 18, 2004
    the movies are ok, nothing more, I own them on DVD and watch them occasionally, I don't see it as anything wonderful or something I can't live without.
  17. DarthShona

    DarthShona Jedi Master star 5

    Jul 29, 2003
    It's okay. The only reason I ever saw any of them is because of Orlando Bloom! :p

    Though IMHO, ROTK is extremeley overrated.
  18. Letterman

    Letterman Jedi Master

    Mar 19, 2001
    lotr is the best, and if anything, its underrated
  19. FuzzyRatt

    FuzzyRatt Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 16, 2003
    It is the greatest fantasy book of all times.
    Almost all current fantasy books have some part fo the Lord of the Rings in them.

    On the Films, Only OT Star Wars is in the same league.

    11 Oscars say it all.
  20. VADER9001

    VADER9001 Jedi Youngling

    Mar 3, 2004
    Best book triolgy/movie trilogy
  21. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

    Nov 17, 1999
    Yes, one of the best books ever.
  22. Mediator

    Mediator Jedi Youngling star 2

    Mar 8, 2004
    The books were great, but pretty long. I loved them soooo much! The best one was THE TWO TOWERS by far. RETURN OF THE KNING was way too epic, and THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING wasn't all that exciting.
  23. Jedi_Knight150

    Jedi_Knight150 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 26, 2002
    Frodo lives!
  24. Pelranius

    Pelranius Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 25, 2003
    IMHO, it's by far the best fictional work ever written.

    After all, a British survey agreed with me. (forgot which one)
  25. fosh-bantus88

    fosh-bantus88 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 27, 2003
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