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. Carnius_Baske Jedi Knight

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    Feb 23, 2005
    star 2
    Best trilogy in damn near 30 years.
  2. CommanderJamesBond Jedi Knight

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    Mar 3, 2005
    star 1
    LOTR is without a doubt the best book ever written.
  3. NJOfan215 Force Ghost

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    May 17, 2003
    star 5
    it's pretty damn awesome
  4. JediSara Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 1, 2004
    star 5
  5. Long-Lost-Idiot Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 2, 2005
    It is the BEST BOOK EVER WRITEN! It is great because you have to be more intellegence then a ten year old to understand it, and you have to have an attention span greater then that of a fly. If you disagree, fine, but do relize that the majority of the reasons that people have given here for not liking it makes them look like illeterate slobs. Dissagree with me now? Want to match wits with me?
  6. Tyranus230 Force Ghost

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    Feb 16, 2005
    star 7
  7. CloudofSulfur Jedi Knight

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    Aug 4, 2004
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    [comic book guy voice]Best Trilogy Ever!!!....Besides the OT!![/comic book guy voice]
  8. jag29 Jedi Knight

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    Dec 13, 2002
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    I've read the trilogy twice. The Hobbit is a fantastic book as well. The Silmarillion was a good book to read also. I've also enjoyed all of the other books about Middle Earth.

    As a whole Tolkien must be considered one of the best writers of the 20th century.

    Jag29
  9. es27340 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 15, 2004
    Try 10 times. They're the best books ever! I like the third movie best but I can't wait 'til The Hobbit comes out. They're supposed to be filming that next.
  10. black_saber Force Ghost

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    Apr 4, 2002
    star 4
    agree and J.K. Rowling comes in second.
  11. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Nov 26, 2002
    star 4
    Great books but so-so movies.
  12. woppo Jedi Knight

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    Sep 30, 2004
    star 2
  13. SithHistorian Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 13, 2005
    star 1
  14. es27340 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 15, 2004
    JK Rowling is definitely second. But what's with the initials? :confused: If they're so afraid of stalkers, use a pen name.
  15. darth_bood Jedi Master

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    Feb 6, 2005
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    I love LOTR. The romance in the story is beautiful. When you read the books or watch the movie you get transported into a whole new universe.
  16. es27340 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 15, 2004
    The romance is nice but if I were Arwen, I would make Aragorn wash his hair. Or at least take a bath!
  17. Long-Lost-Idiot Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 2, 2005
    The reason for the initials for LOTR is because if takes a lot of space to type out John Rondland Reule Tolkein. For Harry Potter it was because the publishers were afraid that boys would not read it if they knew a girl wrote it.
  18. es27340 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 15, 2004
    I don't know any boys who do read it anyway. They're all too lazy (No offense) And think "Oh I'll just watch the movies when they come out." They don't realize that books are so much better and allow you to use your creativeness so much more.
    I think that unless the book was made after the movie, that the book is much better.
  19. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2004
    star 5
    No. Too many Hippies, and I hate Hippies.
  20. Archduke_of_Pornland Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 31, 2005
    I despise the book. Horribly written. I hate Tolkien's style of writing.


    I love the films though.
  21. es27340 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 15, 2004
    Well THAT sort of killed the conversation, didn't it?
  22. KennyT Jedi Knight

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    Mar 25, 2005
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    I can not see how anyone who considers themeselves a Fantasy/ SciFi fan can not love these movies. They are the best of the genre ever made.

    But I have read the Tolkien trilogy 3 times in my life. Once when I was 12 and hated it. Once again when I was 18 and thought that maybe I was too young for it at 12 yeas old, and I hated it. And once again after the release of ROTK when I was 32 thinking I may indeed have a better appreciation for the books now that I loved the movies, and I hated it.

    I love reading Fantasy novels, and some of my favorite authors include RA Salvatore, Terry Brooks, and Terry Goodkind; but I find Tolkien's writing style to be overly descriptive, boring, and often painful to read. I appreciate that he is considered the gradfather of Fantasy, and I thank him for his contributions to the genre, but I just can not get into his writing style.
  23. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    star 6
  24. Delta-07 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 4, 2005
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    Yeah sure y not. Im from New Zealand so i suppose i should like it since it was filmed in NZ and it was done by Peter Jackson who is a New Zealander so yeah y not. Will never beat Star Wars though.
  25. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Yes but it's not the greatest ever IMO.
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