Is teh bok as good as teh m00bie??

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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:51 am

well?<BR>is it?<BR>should I spend the money and buy it?<BR><BR>I'm not so sure, it <em>is</em> a very long book, very heavy... I didn't think the script would be that long all typed out!<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:57 am

Ai, Valar! Not another one of these threads! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Valandil_Eluchi » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:19 am

well, erm..<BR><BR>maybe not, ive heard there a lot of inserted stuff that Tolkien has stuck in between the film script lines
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Postby Ari-Anna » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:22 am

I am telling you LoR its waaaaay to long...and by the time you get finished reading the book...well it wont be NEW any more will it? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby Aravar » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:31 am

I'd find a library and borrow it for the period between ROTK leaving the cinema, and the DVD coming out. It's full of poems and weird languages.
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Postby Mighty_Squid » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:37 am

How can you even ask this question?<BR><BR>It would be like, I don't know, comparing two fruits or something.<BR><BR>
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Postby Fox&Badger » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:44 am

Hello Lady_of_Rohan. Nice to make your acquaintance (bows deeply).<BR><BR>I think it would be a very good idea for you to consider reading the books now that all three films have come out. If you struggle with language, you should really read a book called 'The Hobbit' by the same author before. Some of the people you know from the film, like Gandalf, Elrond and a much younger Bilbo Baggins are in there. I think you will like it.<BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:46 am

Evenstar_Elfstone: you mean someone's asked the question before? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ari-Anna: I know it's long! I saw all three books in one volume, and I thought it was a Bible! But then I saw Frodo on the cover, so I knew that couldn't be right.<BR><BR>Mighty_Squid: like apples and oranges? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Fox&Badger: I've tried reading the Hobbit, but the story just didn't capture my attention. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Sprite_writer » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:47 am

I'm not too sure. My mom got it for me, hoping to encourage me to read, but I could hardly get past the first bit.<BR><BR>I mean, how long are they going to talk about hobbits? Get to Legolas already, geeze. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>As to the Hobbit, there's a really nice picture version... but it doesn't have Legolas in it either... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>EDIT: And I looked in the index, and it doesn't even MENTION Figwit! How good could a book be without Figwit in it? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0>
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:49 am

I don't think there's any way any stoopfid book could ever live up to the masterpiece that is Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. <BR><BR>I can't believe some people, they'll do anything to make a buck. I saw the book on shelves mere DAYS after I saw the first movie! It can't be very faithful if it's that big and they only took a day or two to reference the movie.
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Postby Valandil_Eluchi » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:53 am

i agree with Stormy, Tolkien was on a pointless venture trying to cope with the magnitude of PJ's films, i mean, who does he think he is? the author of The Lord of the Rings??
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:53 am

Sprite_writer: No Legolas in the Hobbit? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> Hmm, that's disappointing. Is Aomer in it? *hopes*
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:55 am

Apparently it was written by some old woman named Sue Tolkien. I know I won't be reading the books again anytime soon! There's this guy named Tom Bombadil and he hops around singing at the top of his lungs. Its SOOOOOOO stupid!
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Postby Cynara » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:11 pm

I started to read the books, but when I got to the whole part with Frodo moving to a new house, and the Old forest, and everything, I <i>knew</i> it had to be some stupid kind of scam to get money from the people that liked the movies.<BR><BR>I mean, come on, we're smart enough to know the difference between th <i>real</i> Lord of the Rings stuff, and a take-off, right?
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Postby Lothloriel » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:15 pm

Yeah, y'know, this old lady, Sue Tolkien, she thinks that some wierd dudes called 'rangers' come to Helm's Deep and on the Paths of the Dead. How stupid is that? And she has Leggy and Aragorn singing all the time. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Geez, get a life...
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Postby ShanndrahEartheart » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:18 pm

Yeah, I mean, its just so obviously a scam. But who would want to write a three volume scam...and who would read one? I don't think I want to spend my money on such a useless thing...that, and I don't think I want to spend my hours decifering such weird languages.
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Postby Ari-Anna » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:19 pm

Dang its been a while since I did this...<BR><BR>And I did it bass ackwards...<BR><BR>*See post below ||<BR> \/
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Postby Ari-Anna » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:20 pm

Well it is the Bible for Lord of the Rings stuff...<BR><BR>And long but if you dont read the appendix stuff its not too bad, and you can skip a few chapters...and no need to read the hobbit first, read it last or just dont read it at all...and I think the Silmarillion is just a waste of time..it has no relevance on any of it. And as for the unfinished tales, heck they are unfinished, and pretty boring.<BR><BR>I'd just stick to the movies...I mean it pretty much gets everything but the scouring of the shire right, and that whole scene is just a waste anyway.
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Postby Cynara » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:21 pm

I guess she probably made a lot of money, but why didn't she get sued by PJ and all them?
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:41 pm

Yeah, that Tom Bombadil I keep hearing about sounds a bit light in the old loafers. <BR><BR>I might go and pick up a copy, though. I do need a new doorstop. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Elrámë » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:50 pm

It seems really weird that anyone would want to read some scam by this "Tolken" person...I mean, come <i>on</i>. What's the point of having Legolas and Aragorn in this thing if they go around <i>singing?</i> I heard Aragorn's called "Strider" or some junk like that...you'd think that if someone was trying to do a scam they'd at least do it right!<BR><BR>And that Tom Bonbadill or whatever his name is...where the heck did <i>he</i> come from?
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Postby XXIluvatarXX » Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:22 pm

LOL<BR><BR>OK, this thread is pretty funny, but if you want a serious answer to the question of whether the books are as good as the movies...<BR><BR>NO!!!<BR><BR>THEY'RE BETTER<BR><BR>Im serious, i think the books are way better
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Postby Valandil_Eluchi » Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:58 pm

So do I, even though someones making a bit of money out of their selfish and totally disgraceful books based on PJ's films<BR><BR>Pathetic <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:01 pm

There's also this guy named Beefergond or something like that who saves Faramir's life! What's the point in that? Gandalf does it! And Eomer names Aragorn Wingfoot. How can Eomer name Aragorn something? That is SOOOOOOO screwed up!
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Postby hamlet » Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:15 pm

Hardly. You'd be better off reading something like Robert Jordan. He is a writing god what with all those heaving bosoms and brooding.<BR><BR>This Tolkien guy, honestly don't know where PJ drug him up, couldn't write his way out of a papter bag! If you're hired to write the book companion to a movie, you really aught to stay as close to the story as possible, right?
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Postby ShanndrahEartheart » Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:41 pm

right hamlet. I mean, she really screwed it up!!! I think we should spit on this book and then send an angry letter to this <i>'Sue Tolkin'</i>. Let's get one thing straight. The movie is awesome! why did Sue have to go and ruin them?
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Postby Goliardos » Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:15 pm

"should I spend the money and buy it?"<BR><BR><BR>No way. Read Dragonlance instead. The story is much better, and characters are way more interesting.<BR>
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Postby naias » Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:18 pm

Is there going to be any skinning in this thread or is everybody going to be polite and nice <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>naias
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Postby Valandil_Eluchi » Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:26 pm

hehe, what do you take us for naias?? a bunch of liars??<BR><BR>we are all very nice people <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:46 pm

But doesn't Sam call Aragorn "Strider" in the movies too? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0> So, are you saying that the book is faithful to the movies at some points, but in other places it goes off on a totally different angle? I'm so confused, and still wondering if reading the thing is even worth it.
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