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  • #46
    Originally posted by Wellington95 View Post
    I have to say if there's one thing I didn't love particularly it was the way the Goblins were presented. They came off sort of cartoon-like and not quite as vile and creepy (and quite frankly vicious) as they were in the first movie.

    The Orcs in this one were cool though, especially the big pale guy.
    Thats keeping with the style of the book.

    The Hobbit was written as more of a book for adolescent boys.

    LOTR is supposed to be much more serious and darker.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Captain General View Post
      Thats keeping with the style of the book .

      The Hobbit was written as more of a book for adolescent boys.

      LOTR is supposed to be much more serious and darker.
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      The reviewer for the company that first published The Hobbit was 11 when he read it.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
        The reviewer for the company that first published The Hobbit was 11 when he read it.
        I read it in 6th grade. About the same age as your reviewer.

        I moved on to LOTR sometime in high school. I can't remember exactly when .

        I finally read The Silmarillion about ten or fifteen years ago.
        "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
          It takes about 5 hours to read the entire book. How did he manage to squeeze a 9 hour trilogy out of it?
          What did you do, had a meal and took a nap while reading?
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          • #50
            I had never heard of the books* until I got into Engineman A School at Great Mistakes. I woofed them both down quickly as time allowed. They went to Asia with me, along with Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land.


            *Thanks to living in a very small town in Indiana while I was in high school.
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            • #51
              Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
              I had never heard of the books* until I got into Engineman A School at Great Mistakes. I woofed them both down quickly as time allowed. They went to Asia with me, along with Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land.


              *Thanks to living in a very small town in Indiana while I was in high school.
              You have to add DUNE and some Harland Ellison to your library.

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              • #52
                A very hyper New York Jew, Sammy Nadler, introduced Tolkien and Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground to me while we were serving in Germany in the mid 60’s. I will never be able to thank him enough.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by mimike View Post
                  You have to add DUNE and some Harland Ellison to your library.
                  We were cooping the load. One guy had Dune and Stand on Zanzibar, others had their 2-3 book. Together we had ~70 books. Plus anybody who went to Bangkok had to come back with new ones.
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                  • #54
                    I wonder if Jackson will do a trilogy of Tolkien's 'Forgotten Tales', I had tried to get into them on more than one occasion in the past but I just couldn't. I had the same problem with the Simarillion but I suppose that I should have read them before the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which I had read beforehand (and in that order)

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                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                      I wonder if Jackson will do a trilogy of Tolkien's 'Forgotten Tales', I had tried to get into them on more than one occasion in the past but I just couldn't. I had the same problem with the Simarillion but I suppose that I should have read them before the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which I had read beforehand (and in that order)

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                      Dibble is a perfect name for a tiny hobbit. And in case you have did not notice, you have already been offered up for food in the game about retreating from Russia!
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Salinator View Post
                        Dibble is a perfect name for a tiny hobbit. And in case you have did not notice, you have already been offered up for food in the game about retreating from Russia!
                        Well! I hope I give them all the Sh#ts.

                        Paul
                        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                        All human ills he can subdue,
                        Or with a bauble or medal
                        Can win mans heart for you;
                        And many a blessing know to stew
                        To make a megloamaniac bright;
                        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                        The Pixie is a little shite.

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