Have you read the Lord of the Rings?

November 9, 2006 8:41pm CST
Have any of you read the Lord of the Rings and if yes, how many times? I have read the trilogy at least 45 times and seen the movie trilogy 3 times. I get really immeresed in the story even now after owning the book for almost 30 yrs.
22 responses
@soulist (2987)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I haven;t read the books yet, but I'll have to borrow them from my brother. You've read the books, and seen the movies: Does the movies measure up to the books, do the do Tolken words justice?
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18 Nov 06
Do the movies rate up to the Book? That's a hard one. In my view they are as good as the books in the parts that have been adapted to the screen. But that is my dislike too. You can never include the whole book into a movie it would be way too long, I was saddened that there were parts of the trilogy books that were not in the movie, parts I especially liked.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I totally agree. There were parts that I would have loved to see on screen, but they just can't do it all. Tom and Goldberry come to mind...
@LadyCroft (706)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
I have starting with the Hobbitt. I cannot unfortunatly read a book more than once though. I have seen the movies thousands of times...LOL and I enjoy the extended versions alot better than the theatrical ones. I even own an authentic evenstar and a stack of SideShow Weta busts and statues.
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19 Nov 06
Wow :-) Obviously a LOTR fanatic like myself even if it's the movies rather than the books. I just discovered something very annoying for me, due to the interest shown here I decided to go watch "The Fellowship of the Ring" which I only have on Video. Don't know whether my daughter or time did it but it's damaged :-( maskes me angry that. Still off to Ebay and see if I can get one there.
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@MellieC (783)
• United States
18 Nov 06
you know i set out to read this book, probably every year but i never make it through. i start off with the first book but never work through the rest for some reason. maybe this year? :)
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18 Nov 06
Hello Mellie, good to meet you. You really should get down and try to read through, though not in one session lol. Take time, put a place marker and pick it up again later, you soon get back into the story. Actually I believe the story is based on what was happening in Europe in the 30s and 40s, if you,look at European History and then finish the book you will see many similarities.
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@Al3xius (1778)
• Romania
19 Nov 06
No but i saw the movie ! :)
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@Odolinsky (117)
• Romania
19 Nov 06
hmmm now :-/ i only see the all movie and i love it:-)
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@aakruti_new (2174)
• United States
10 Nov 06
no
10 Nov 06
Well, that was short and sweet :-) Could you perhaps tell me whether you know of the book/movie? If you know of it what has kept you from reading it? I know it's not everyones taste. But I am interested.
• India
7 Jan 07
i havenot heard of a book of the same but i have watched only one part that is the fellowship of the ring. its a fantastic movie and i would love to watch the remaing parts the two towers and the return of the kings
• India
29 Dec 06
no. i am really interested in this book. but i cant find it . can u give me the link for downloading the E-BOOK. send me at prataptetali@yahoo.com.
• United States
13 Dec 06
When I was in sixth grade, our teacher read the Hobbit to us. It influenced the rest of my life. When he explained what chainmaille was, who knew that one day I would be making it and wearing it. And I shoot a longbow. I have read the Hobbit a few times. I have almost gotten through the trilogy. It's almost a running joke after all these years, but every time I start to read it, I have to move to another city. Every time I move I seem to lose the book. Then I have to start over. I share a birthday with J.R.R. Tolkien which is also Mel Gibson's birthday. How weird is that? I'd love to have a Lord of the Rings theme party for my 50th birthday. Great thread, thanks for posting.
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
30 Nov 06
A few times. First time was in sixth grade after reading "The Hobbit" for class. Most recently I read each book in preparation for the corresponding movie.
@Thewishlady (1046)
• Netherlands
30 Nov 06
I have not read the books but I have seen the movie more than once. I love this movie and can not get enough of it. My favorite carracter is Gollum...
@kutchi (12335)
• Pakistan
29 Nov 06
no I havn't
@mihai80 (865)
• Romania
29 Nov 06
no
• India
28 Nov 06
LORD OF RINGS - LORD OF RINGS
Lord of rings the English
• India
28 Nov 06
no i have not read
@jamie11982 (1662)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I've read all 4 of the books. Have you read the very first book THE HOBBIT? i love all of the books and the movies.
@tareqfayyad (1675)
• United States
20 Nov 06
no..just i wan watch the three parts of lord of the rings..but really this moives give me agreat motivation to read the book....but i don't have hard copy ...just i have soft copy.....i will read it and told u the best part i read...bye
@epizzahut (2080)
• China
19 Nov 06
I love this book because it makes you live consciously and inspired me to pay attention to my character.
• India
19 Nov 06
One Ring to Rule them all - I love it!
Hello... JRR Tolkien is a masterclass. I've read the book and watched the movie as well, and I must say it's a class apart!Magnum Opus or a persona non-pareil!!
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
19 Nov 06
nope seen the movies though!lol