Unfinished Tales

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  1. Ringoffate

    Ringoffate RingofFate

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    The unfinished tales by J R R TOLKIEN. Has anyone read'em. I've heard there meant to be quite good! :dragon: :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I have. It's interesting to compare "Unifnished Tales" with the other books, like the Silmarillion.
     
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  3. Elan Morin Tedronai

    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

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    Ive been dying to read this for sometime. Its on my "to read" list, and I should get onto it right after Tales Of The Otori, which Im reading now.
     
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    Yeah, I read it twice. It's great additional information for any LotR nut.
     
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    Tatharlin Daughter of a

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    It is a great read, though I haven't finished it yet.
     
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    Yes, a good book, looks of history for the Tolkien person.
     
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    Bard Erchamion

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    Good book no doubt.
     
  8. Obi-Wan Kenobi

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    all the tolkien books are good
     
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    Yup, especially if you like studying the history and evolution of Middle-Earth. Guess who has nothing else to do... :halo: :p
     
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    jk7070436 Jason Kim

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    Nope. Haven't read it.
     
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    Very Good book, it even has a few relations to the Simarillion.
     
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    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

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    I actually just finished this book a few weeks ago. It was very enjoyable, lots of interesting little facts to pick up. I especially liked the (very large) account of Turin Turamabar and the story of Tuor. Also, learning more about Gondor and Rohan's early history was interesting, and parralled alot of event in the War Of The Ring.
     
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    I love the Unfinished Tales.. the whole .. unfinishness(is there such a word) and the feeling - you turn the page to read more of this amazing story.. and.. there is nothing there.. makes them look like a book, made of an bunch of other books.. collected legends, found somewhere burned copies.. and put all together.. i just love it :)
     
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    I have never gotten to read it but it looks quite good :) for i enjoyed all books i have read by toliken thus- forth
     
  16. Lews Therin Telamon

    Lews Therin Telamon The Kinslayer

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    Unfinished Tales is fantastic (poor pun intended); although the stories are unfinished, a lot of the stories in the book are told in full elsewhere; Unfinished Tales simply has longer, more detailed versions that don't happen to be finished.

    One of my favorite things about the book is that it tells you about Isildur and the One Ring when he is attacked by Orcs near the Gladden Fields, and I feel that the story really shows that Isildur was not a bad man at all, but rather as noble a man as any that lived who made one single mistake, and even then he admits that it was a mistake without hesitation. Truly great.
     
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    I have lots of books about the history of Middle-Earth and other Tolkien related things and one of them is the Unfinished Tales. I loved it just as much as the Silmarrillion or any other Tolkien narrative. All around a good book for a Tolkien fan.