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Has anyone ever read the Silmarillion? I was thinking about ordering it,but wanted some opinions before doing so. TIA
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Can't tell you anything personally but I asked the same thing to some people a whole back and they recommended it. I bought it a few months back but I'm still trying to finish the "Odd Thomas" series by Dean Koontz. It's the next on my list once I finish it. I still have about four more books to get through.
i tried when I was 13... I couldn't read back then so I failed.
Thanks for the input man, I think I am gonna order it. +1
Think i got through the whole thing, know i tried. Read like a history book.
I enjoyed it but you have to be a pretty big Tolkien fan otherwise it may be a tad dull
I am planning on reading it over break.
My roommate told me it was pretty heavy on strange elf names and reads kind of like a history book. I think I'll enjoy it though
I read it some years ago. It reads almost like a "bible" if someone living in middle earth found it. Talks about the creation of their world with mythological stories.
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To me, the Silmarillion is the best of Tolkien's stories. It is a tough read, lots of names and the chapters tend to jump around from story line to story line. Well worth the effort in my opinion.
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Thanks everyone, +1 to all
Take quite a bit of time with development of the timeline and characters, but is a good read.
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