Which is your favorite Tolkien novel

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  1. Zanven

    Zanven Cult Classic Connoisseur

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    Well, The Lord of The Rings is really one novel, consisting of six books. (Read the forward in most of the editions) As for my favourite, The Hobbit was the first "real" book I ever read, and I guess it would have to be it = )
     
  2. lewy

    lewy Lewy the lethal lunatic!

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    the hobbit, no doubt!
     
  3. Matthias_Thulmann

    Matthias_Thulmann Archmage of the Elves

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    The Hobbit. It was full of adventure and Bilbo just cracks me up. What a change he made through the book, it was interesting watching him progress.
     
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    Kahlan Amnell Mother Confessor

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    My favorite out of all Tolkiens novels is Return of the King. You get to see what the Ring does to Frodo and how it affected Golum when he possesed it. You find out who the true heir to Gondor is as well as see the continuing journey of the other fellowship members. The plot in this one is thick with trickery, emotion, consequences, death, love, and loyatly.
     
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    The Silmarillion, hands down. I was really lost the first time that I read that one, but then a friend told me about this website called the Encyclopedia of Arda, and I learned more about my favorite stories in the Sil, and then went back and read it again, and really enjoyed it. For those of you saying that you didn't understand it go to that website and check it out. Read about the different characters, and the places in Belariand, and the time line of Arda (the world), and you will better understand it. If you don't like learning about history, no matter what type of history, you won't like this book, so don't even try. I told my friend about this book, and she put it down after the first 2 chapters, and told me that she didn't like learning about history. :littlethi
     
  7. andave_ya

    andave_ya laudator temporis acti

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    Lord of the Rings, then,
    Silmarillion.

    Incidentally, Tolkien classified LOTR as a book in three parts, so technically, LOTR is one book. :draught:
     
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    Mystarian Magistrate of the Earth

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    My favorite would have to be either The Hobbit or the Similarion. I like the Hobbit because it shows more of Dwarves and a greater variety of people, but the Similarion has so much Mythology in it that its hard to choose.
     
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    I love "Farmer Giles of Ham". It tells the adventure between a farmer named Giles and a wicked dragon, whose name is Chrysophylax. The story is really short, but I found it very interesting.
     
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    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    No, the problem is....

    I really like some stories in the Sil. And in UT as well. But it's just stories. If the Sil was one book with a continuing story, it'd have my vote.

    No, The Lord of the Rings is my favourite, as I don't believe it's a trilogy (it's one story in three books, and doesn't qualify to the definition as was given in Scream 3). Still, if you'd ask me, I find the story progressing in descending order. You can't wake me up in the middle of the night for the Frodo stories, once they part from the Fellowship. And the massive battles towards the end are not really my thing. In stead, I do really like such things as the trip to Imladris. So there you are.
     
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    either The Hobbit or The LotR encyclopedia (if that counts as a Tolkein book).
     
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    The Silmarillion for me, even though it is more like reading a history book than a novel.
    The themes and epic scope of Tolkiens vision from it still astound me everytime I pick it up, even after multiple readings.
     
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    I love the Lord of the Rings, and more specifically within it "the Fellowship of the Ring" though strangely enough Bestiary's of Middle Earth have been made and I love reading them too.

    Specifically within the Silmarillion, anything surrounding the black sword I love.
     
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    The Fellowship of the Ring and then the Hobbit, because I just love adventuring. Battling is not my cup of tea, adventuring is where it is at.
     
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    For me it's the Lord of the Rings. Though I really enjoyed Farmer Giles of Ham when I read that the first time.
     
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    Kinda loved The Children of Húrin, it has one of my favourite tales in Silmarillion told in a more detailed way. Ofc LOTR is basically my most favourite piece and The Hobbit is a nice story too.
     
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    Mine is "The Silmarillion".
     
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    It isn't. It was written as one book, but due to the post-war austerity Britain was still experiencing, Unwin didn't like the idea of putting out a 1000-page novel with no guarantee of its success, so told Tolkien to break it into three parts. He was unhappy with this, but had no other choice (he was particularly displeased with The Return of the King, as he felt the title gave away too much...):)
     
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    dragoon Let the Apocalypse begin

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    Definitely the Hobbit that's the book that got me into Fantasy novels. I think some one recommended ti to me and i saw the dragon on the front and said hell yeah so i guess you can judge a book by it's cover.
     
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    Lord of the Rings, without a doubt.