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Sun, Jul. 27th, 2003 11:04 pm
The Silmarillion

Well, I finally finished reading the Silmarillion... I liked the fact that there was now a foundation for the events that took place in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, but it felt more like a history book than a novel. Most of the senteces were dry and ran on for ages (though I doubt that problem is the work of J.R.R. Tolkien). For a novel, I would have been more likely to finish it within a night, as I have most others, but this one took me about three days.

J.R.R. Tolkein rocks and his imagination of a history "long forgotten" really is incredible. When I was a little kid, I would make up countries and their histories (and sometimes entire worlds), but none compare to the works of Tolkien. Though I wonder if I were to have half a century to perfect the worlds I've imagined, would they stand as strong as his? I suppose one can only wonder...

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Katieeee
Mon, Jul. 28th, 2003 12:26 am (UTC)

Honestly I wasn't all too fond of the Silmarillion. I never even finished it. I mean, it was interesting to read all the history but I found it easier to look through summaries and "condensed versions" than read that whole damn thing...cause really...it was just way too dry and long to read, I agree that it feels more like a textbook or something than a novel. Not to mention half the book is edited by Christopher Tolkien and he makes me angry.

But besides that...it's all pretty interesting.


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Kenneth Edward Keyn
Mon, Jul. 28th, 2003 07:50 am (UTC)

hehe... that reminds me of this:


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Elle
Mon, Jul. 28th, 2003 05:57 am (UTC)

If you tried making a world in the same way as JRRT, you would make it a shadow of Middle Earth.
If you tried appraoching it in your own way, and kept working at it, it could become as real as China. Well, in your mind at least^^


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Kenneth Edward Keyn
Mon, Jul. 28th, 2003 07:53 am (UTC)

Oh, I've never tried to make any of my worlds like J.R.R. Tolkien... I was only wondering if I spent fifty years working on one or more of my worlds as I saw fit, if it would be on a level that would make it on par with Tolkien's world.


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Elle
Tue, Jul. 29th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)

Oh, I see^^
I think you could, and your world would be very interesting!
I could never do as such...because I create more than one world...


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