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    Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    I have, and am in the long, laborious process of tunnelling through my special edition (writing prize!) whilst at the same time reading many other books for pleasure and school.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    I've read it so often when i was younger, it isn't even funny

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    A number of times.

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Plenty enough times to know that there is no such thing as an Isengard troll
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Not once.

    Suprising to many, as I own two copies of the books.
    The first time was a present when I was about 12, and the second was given to GW staff for Christmas in 2001 since we should all know the books and this way we would have no excuse.

    My problem is, I'm rubbish at sitting down and enjoying a book. I like pictures far too much and haven't got the attention span for novels, yet like creative writing and designing things for roleplay.

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Read them a couple of times, shortly before the release of the films. Although for entertainment purposes, i far prefer reading the Hobbit.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Ready it a couple of times. One of the greatest books I have ever read.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    I've read them twice, once when I was younger, another time several years later to remind myself of some things. Honestly.....they're not that amazing as a read. The world Tolkien creates, and the story itself it awesome, but I can think of other books that I enjoyed reading a lot more.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    First read it when I was eleven, luckily before the release of the films. Not if the films are bad, but I like the book more.

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Probably read them half a dozen times. Maybe more.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Read the hobbit when I was 9, lord of the rings between ten and eleven and have read them at least once a year since then (I'm now 24) It might sound strange but I am a quick reader and get through at least one book a week so I do tend to re-read books alot.

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    My father read it to me when I was six. It took a year. I read it when I was eight and have read it many times since. I grew up where Tolkien did and went to the same school so that helped keep me interested Lol.

    As a result of my knowledge of the books I only see the films as a visual aid! Damn good visual aid but I always find myself shouting at the screen when Haldir turns up at Helm's Deep, then dies. "He's not supposed to be there!" Best not get started on that though, ha ha.

    I have three copies of LOTR around my home so I'm never more than 10 metres away from Elves at any one time. lol.

    Edit; oh yeah, I have read all the others too! In fact The Silmarillion is my favourite.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Hmm, I've read Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales several times. (The Hobbit as well).

    I liked the later parts of Unfinished Tales the most I think. (The Second Age and Third Age parts)

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    Yes, twas a riot.
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    Yes, have read it all. LotR was the father of all fantasy, Dune was the father of Sci-Fi as we know it today.
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    LotR twice (complete, and of course some 40 times a single chapter), Sil once, Hobbit three times, Children of Hurin twice. Or something along those lines.

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Read them a few times, as well as the Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales of Middle-Earth and the Hobbit
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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    More than I can count. So much so, I've paid out for the illustrated Alan Lee edition as well as The Hobbit.

    And yes, the Isengard Troll annoys me but not as much as Gothmog being a chewed up orc who seems to have suffered a stroke. He's a chuffing Nazgul for goodness sake!!!!!!

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    I've read the books quite a few times and thoroughly enjoy them

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    but not as much as Gothmog being a chewed up orc who seems to have suffered a stroke. He's a chuffing Nazgul for goodness sake!!!!!!
    Tolkien never mentions what race Gothmog is but he is certainly not a Nazgul.

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    Re: Who here has read Lord of the Rings?

    Tolkein doesn't mention a lot of things in texts but he does state that Gothmog is the Witch King's second in command and the leader of his army. In later writings he corrects that statement by saying Kahmul was the second in command but that only relegates him to third which you could argue makes him higher than seven of the nine or one one of the nine himself.... I could argue this very point all day as my Tolkein and literature scholars have done in the past but either way, Gothmog was not a mortal, nor was he just a common crippled orc. He was something much more preternatural.

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