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JackieO

International Hobbit Day

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1 hour ago, Dipsy said:

Amongst my favourite books, I have several copies of each - wish I could afford first editions, re-read on a regular basis during the winter (I do believe that books have seasons).

I'll sell you my first editions, cheap, in exchange for gold.  Dwarf-like, me.

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24 minutes ago, wherebee said:

I'll sell you my first editions, cheap, in exchange for gold.  Dwarf-like, me.

Nah, I'll come and steal them from under your nose, even more dwarf like - or maybe hire a burglar to do it for me.

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2 hours ago, Dipsy said:

Nah, I'll come and steal them from under your nose, even more dwarf like - or maybe hire a burglar to do it for me.

Dwarves never steal from the legal owner.  You sound more like a petty-dwarf.  

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There was a new book out recently for any Tolkien obsessives.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/jrr-tolkien-fall-of-gondolin-review-latest-last-book-christopher-harper-collins-a8516571.html

I really like The LotR and also reread it and enjoyed The Hobbit though it's clearly aimed at a younger readership.

I tried one of the other books, maybe The Silmarillion, at college and found it leaden; more like an academic treatise than a novel.

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The Silmarillion is something to be endured, I've read it just the once. It doesn't read like a novel, I view it more as a reference book for Tolkiens world. I suspect from the review, The Fall of Gondolin may not be an easy read either. I shall order it from the library before deciding whether to part with hard cash.

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2 minutes ago, Dipsy said:

The Silmarillion is something to be endured, I've read it just the once. It doesn't read like a novel, I view it more as a reference book for Tolkiens world. I suspect from the review, The Fall of Gondolin may not be an easy read either. I shall order it from the library before deciding whether to part with hard cash.

I think I took the view that if I was going to spend so much time researching into the past then I would prefer it to be the real one as that would help my degree.

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