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Sep. 19th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm Books shouldn't be painful
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Has anyone here read The Silmarillion? Has anyone read it and enjoyed it? Does it get better? I'm on Ch5 of the main story and I swear, it's like reading the Bible - 'and this name that sounds just like that name begat the other name, and they wandered in the desolation for ages.' Oh and thanks for giving every group of beings at least a couple of names, if not giving several names to the same characters.

Most tedious reading ever.

Does it get better? Is there any point? This book is currently >< that close to being only the second book ever that I wasn't willing to continue reading (and I've read all 10 Mission Earth books)
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:September 20th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
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LOL!! When I was young, my father read me the Ring trilogy. When we got through, he bought The Silmarillion. (He was an optomist and completest that way.) That lasted about three nights, and I haven't cracked the spine since. I woudn't be surprised if he fell asleep reading it to me shorly after I had fallen asleep. ;)
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From:neeroc
Date:September 20th, 2007 10:12 am (UTC)
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Heh, I can picture whas a disappointment that would have been after the Ring books. Did he read you the Hobbit as well? I just loved that story.
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:September 20th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, we started with The Hobbit and went from there. Golum graced my nightmares for quite awhile after that. ;) True to form, I started reading them to my kids, and scared the beejeezus out of them. *g*
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From:neeroc
Date:September 20th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Too funny! While I was reading the hobbit I was thinking what a great kid's story it was, and trying to figure out an appropriate age to read it to a child.
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From:purplesquirrel
Date:September 20th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
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I read it and liked it when I was a nerdling, and I re-read it a couple years ago. Yeah, it's awfully tedious. It does get better after a while, and the chapter on the rings of power and the third age is pretty good. It sets up the Hobbit & the trilogy.
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From:neeroc
Date:September 20th, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
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I'll keep at it for a bit more then. I knew it set up the Hobbit and the Ring, but was absolutely not what I was expecting.
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From:i_beckygardens
Date:September 20th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
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I, too, read the hobbit, the rings trilogy, and honestly tried to read it, and just couldn't get through it.
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