Children of Hurin #1 on New York Times Bestseller List

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Children of Hurin #1 on New York Times Bestseller List

Postby Guest » Sun May 06, 2007 11:00 pm

<span class="articleThumb floatright"><a href="javascript:openGalleryItemWindow('http://www.theonering.com/gallery/item.sd?iid=9248',740,560,9248);"><img src="http://www.theonering.com/images/medialibrary/beleg_thumb.jpg"></a><span class="articleThumbCaption">Beleg Departs Menegroth from The Children of Hurin</span></span><em>The Children of Hurin</em>, the most recent posthumous book published by JRR Tolkien's son Christopher, reached #1 on the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/books/bestseller/0506besthardfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin" target="_blank">New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list</a>.<p>It seems that this is better than hoped for by the publisher, though not exactly surprising considering the continuing effect that the success of the films has had on everything with Tolkien's name on it.  Next week, it's expected to drop a bit as all the long-time fans will have already secured their copy, and the somewhat inacessible writing style (judged by today's standards) will make it difficult to become a word-of-mouth success.
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Postby ILvEowyn » Wed May 30, 2007 4:37 pm

Word of mouth? Well, i'm singing its praises on my facebook page at least.
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Postby suladan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:57 am

I heard about that but I hav not read it :(
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Postby Ingold » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:27 am

it is a really good book but i have unfortunatley only read it once
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Postby IrisBrandybuck » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:02 am

What's it about?
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Postby MithLuin » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:52 pm

The Children of Hurin is the Tale of Turin Turambar (from the Silmarillion) told more fully. So, if you've read Unfinished Tales and HoME, you've seen it before - but here it is all put together in narrative form without interruptions from CJRT - so, it is a nicely done, stand-alone story.

And the artwork by Alan Lee is beautiful. That alone is worth the price of the book. :D


For more information, check out this thread.
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Postby IrisBrandybuck » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:04 pm

Thanks, Mith! I might check it out someday. :)
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about the book

Postby Dorian-from-the-Sea » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:12 am

Presuming that you stated that the book is worth its value just by the artwork I would guess that the book is fascinating? I want to buy it because I love Tolkien, but I really just wanted to know if it was a good read.
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Postby Kiriwana » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:41 am

I haven't read the book yet but I'm sure it's good. Wish to have more time to read it. And Alan's pictures are always perfect :wink:
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Postby Green Dragon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:53 am

Seen the Book, read it, the Graphics are great! and every 100 pages or so their are full colour stills.
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Re: about the book

Postby Treagol » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:48 pm

Dorian-from-the-Sea wrote:Presuming that you stated that the book is worth its value just by the artwork I would guess that the book is fascinating? I want to buy it because I love Tolkien, but I really just wanted to know if it was a good read.


Oh yeah...it is a very good read. I loved it! I wish more Silmarillion stories could have been finished to this detail by Tolkien himself. 8)
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Postby tony789 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:39 am

I have read it twice.
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Postby Irensaga15 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:45 pm

I loved it so much, I kinda like the Tolkien romance that usually end in tragedy, I almost cried! And I also really liked the poetic version, in the Lays of Beleriand, one of my fav books. I recommend it, though the writing can be a challenge for some people It will deffinatly increase your appriciation of the LOTR trilogy
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