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The Inklings The best-known members of the group were C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams.

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Old 11-29-2005, 12:59 PM
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Hello, I'm a HUGE fan of Lord of the Rings too! I have 3 shelves of books and dvds on Lord of the Rings! I have read the trilogy lots of times and i have read all the other books as well such as Unfinished Tales and the Silmarillion! Lord of the Rings is my first love but Chronicles of Narnia is my second favourite and i love it so much! I think my family think i'm a little strange..my sister likes shopping and my brother likes sports and well, i'm...just abit of a bookworm really! It was nice meeting all you Rings/Narnia fans!
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The Silmarillion is kinda hard to follow....i don't recommend reading it late @ night
As I advise my children: if you like Bulfinch's Mythology, you'll love The Silmarillion!

My wife, who's an avid reader and Tolkien fan, found The Sil so hard that she just stopped. Later she was reading an article on how they guage "reading level" (as in, "3rd Grade Reading Level", etc.) One of the criteria was word count in sentences. Turns out a high school reading level book will have betwen 15 and 30 words in it. Out of curiosity, she opened The Sil and started counting. She found several sentences with over 100 words! No wonder it's tough going!
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:14 PM
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yes, the Silmarillion was very very hard to follow. i had to go through it at a snail pace and it makes your brain hurt! lol
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:32 PM
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I just dont call myself a fan but a hard core one lol...
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Hey! I love the Narnia and the lotr books equally I read them both every year hehe
and I love the Silmarillion. The first time I read it I was 15, and I thought there were too many names. Now, it's one of my favourite books of all time
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I count myself as one of the few Tolkien fans who read the Silmarillian before reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I love it, the history and mythology is so deep.

I am a certified Tolkien geek.
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well this is quite a turn out glad to know im with friends i my self have read the lotr series 10 times and the hobbit at least 5




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oops i forgot the historys of middle earth unfinished tales and the like.
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I'm bigger into Tolkien than Lewis, but this site is bringing me back to Lewis a bit. I wonder if we might have a place to talk about the Space Trilogy around here? Anyway, I've read The Hobbit oh about four times, LotR five times, the Sil twice (tried a 3rd but couldn't hold on), the Unfinished Tales twice; scanned many of the Christopher Tolkien volumes, my favorite of all that stuff is The Lays of Beleriand. I've been a member ofThe Barrowdowns since 2001, which is a really good Tolkien dedicated site, based on the same structure and format as this site, which I like a lot too.
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