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    Lord of the Rings

    Probably the most influential trilogy ever written in the 20th century. Who among you has read it, what do you think of it, and do you think it has influenced your outlook on life in any way?
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    I read it, and really liked it, though I got bored towards the end of the 3rd book and never finished it. Apparently a whole 'nother story happens there called 'the scouring' so I will have to go back and read it sometime. Also I read The Hobbit, and enjoyed it. Can't say it really effected my outlook on life though
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    Correct me if I’m wrong but The Lord of the Rings is in 6 parts and not a trilogy as far as I’m aware.

    Other than that I've read all books along with the Hobbit and found them to be very interesting and imaginative. J.R.R Tolkein has a great and unique style of writing which I enjoy, despite him sometimes explaining tedious things in overly intricate and detailed ways.

    One thing I got from the book was the struggle against industrialisation, for example the Orcs decimating forests and the earth for the purpose of progress towards further subversive ambitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beornulf View Post
    Correct me if I’m wrong but The Lord of the Rings is in 6 parts and not a trilogy as far as I’m aware.
    You are right in that it is 6 parts, but there are 2 parts in each book, therefore it is still a trilogy because of the one title for each of the 3 books.
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    During my teens I was sceptical about epic fantasy novelists such as J.R.R. Tolkien, mainly because it was a fad among metalheads and goths and people seemed to be so overly absorbed by its fictitious characters that I thought it was stupid eyes:

    However, when I was in college, I run across a pocket size, paperback copy of "The hobbit" in the library, and I decided to check it out just to see what all the fuss was about.

    I became so absorbed that I read it overnight and the next day I went out and bought all 3 books of LoR because I was so anxious to find out what would happen to the Ring

    Of all of Tolkien works that I read later on, I enjoyed the Silmarillion most, especially its first two chapters.

    Though I'm not generally an epic fantasy fan, there's something about Tolkien that wins over even the most sceptical reader. I think it is because his mythology is inbued with the most beautiful and primordial European archetypes/traditions.

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    Haven't read the books yet, but I like the movies.
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    I first read The Lord of the Rings when I was 7 years old, and have read it several times since then.

    The book is very wholesome - almost refreshingly so. Sone of the themes I find quite important are those of honour, duty, blood, and sacrifice. After all, who would Aragorn be without his ancestors? I also think I learnt something from the downfall of the Númenóreans, who became weak when they mixed their blood with that of lesser peoples - perhaps this is when I first considered miscegenation as a flawed idea.

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    The movies were pretty good, but they left a lot out as well. Given each of the movies ran about 3 hours each that's understandable, but it's easy to get lost imbetween the pages and just simply imagine you are there.

    I read the Hobbit, first of all when I was around 20 - long before Black Metal and Goth were even fashionable (I grew up during the hippie movement). It's a really good starting point before reading LOTR, as you get an idea of who's who and how they fit into the scheme of things.

    Reading these books were, for me, a huge eye opener in that it was written about the effects of war and progress, tyrannical rulers and a dictator who wanted to rule them all. On the reverse side of the coin, there was also the bonds of friendship, a little romance, myths and legends, spiritualism and magic. Even death is written about in such a manner that allows us to look forward to it when our time on earth is over.

    Now that I'm older, I'm really appreciative of Tolkien's interest in the ancient ways and especially of the Norse tales. A devout Catholic though he was, it was written more from the perspective of the Heathen ways than anything else.
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    Pretty much my favorite story/book(s)/novel, etc. Absolutely influential for me as a person. I started reading Tolkien's works when I was a kid and to this day, re-read them every few years or so. There are still a few--the newer releases--that I haven't gotten to yet: The Unfinnished Tales and some others.

    I'm jetting out the door right now...but I will return to this tomorrow.

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    Immensely good, I read them + the Hobbit plus the Silmarillion when I was nine and they remain my favourite books even now.

    (I also think it's fairly insulting to place them in the "fantasy genre" when that genre is constructed around poor knock offs Tolkien's work, knock offs that generally fail to grasp the core meanings anyway. It's well known that Tolkien despised the geeky nerdling Dungeons and Dragons type fans of his work in any case.)

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