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I was wondering whether the series is actually as good as i hear it is. Lately, i haven't had any free time to read books but i plan to change that during the summer holidays.
Thanks and can you suggest any other good books preferably some good series
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Oh it is quite difficult to grasp at first but very much an epic
oh and as for recommendations A room with a view by Edward Morgan Forster...oh and it is not a series, but a very good read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Room_with_a_View
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The lord of the rings books are one the best series of fantasy books!

They ensure that one who is a fan of books of this genre or similar indulge in the story, which is very well written and published!

All three books are fantastic reads, though for some people they seem to be quite advanced and hard to read at the same time, not to mention that in the books Tolkien commonly has a number of paragraphs describing certain scenes etc, before actually getting the narrative in!!

If you enjoy books which are of fantasy or are interested I would highly recommend it!

It has its ups and downs, but overall a great read!

PS I would recommend the hobbit before the lord of the rings, as it certianly gets one into the series plus the fact its easier to read, but at the same time maintains its status as a book with similar Repatoire to LOTR!

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Though admittingly I have never read the series, the basic story is about some silly ring that must be thrown into this volcano, if you don't then evil will 'strike the hearts of men....yadda yadda yadda'. Two little hobbits walk there with many 'adventures' on the way.
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(Original post by Magic_007)
Though admittingly I have never read the series, the basic story is about some silly ring that must be thrown into this volcano, if you don't then evil will 'strike the hearts of men....yadda yadda yadda'. Two little hobbits walk there with many 'adventures' on the way.

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I think i'll give it a look over then
Oh and Lucy Honeychurch, doesn't she sound so lovely and inncoent, haha!
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Huh, i only had one reply when i typed that O.o
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Really good book, although very long! Make sure you don't give up on it too soon if its slow to get going.
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(Original post by Churchgirl)
I think i'll give it a look over then
Oh and Lucy Honeychurch, doesn't she sound so lovely and inncoent, haha!
thank you

hahaha she does indeed, or you could always watch the Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy Honeychurch movie adaptation which is so beautiful...but still the book is superior :p:

here is the trailer..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsePqvPwqsY


oh and warning , the trailer contains nudity
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If your not into EPIC reads download the audiobook?
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I'd definately recommend the Lord of the Rings series. Some scenes do have a tendency to drag on a bit, but I love Tolkien's storytelling. My dad used to read the Hobbit to me at bedtime and since then it's always been one of my favourite books :moon:

As for other suggestions, maybe look at Trudi Canavan's books? Or discworld if you're into that sort of craziness :p:
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Trust me, it's got to be read. The Return of the King is one of the most engrossing things I've ever read. The last part of the book, that isn't in the film (people who've read it will know what I mean), is just downright awesome.

Stick it out until you get about 1/2 way through the first one, then it gets progressively better.
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I wasn't a fan of LOTR. The first one was the best of them, I found the second quite boring. I'm not into fantasy books though, so if you are you will probably like it more than I did.
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I read them when I was fifteen or so and have to say that I loved the story and the writing is really great but it gets really boring when there are pages after pages of descriptions. Especially in the second book. The only thing about LotR is that it's written in the style of an epic so the language is sometimes a bit hard and the style is "heavy" (this isn't very technical but I can't find another word to describe it).
If you persevere however I think you will enjoy it.
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God no.

It takes about 8 chapters to get into, Tolkien loves dance dance around the obvious, the songs, the fact that there are long periods in which nothing happens.
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I found it a bit of a mission the first time, but when I've reread it (I'm rereading it for the fifth time at the moment ) it's become more and more lovely. If you're looking at the plot, as I do when I first read books, it is very slow, but when you start enjoying the atmosphere he builds it is brilliant.
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I'm currently reading The Fellowship of the Ring and I find it so dull. I loved the films so I bought the books but I've only read half of the first book so far and most of it wasn't even in the film (probably cos it was too boring). I'm gonna carry on reading it though and hope I get into it. I'm a massive fan of the films and even have a LOTR tumblr http://strider-lotr.tumblr.com/
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It's wonderful.
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Read The Hobbit first . There are lots of little references at the start of TFoTR.
When you read The Fellowship of the Ring, it does take a while to get into but persevere. Trust me, it's worth it.

(Original post by HelloGoodbye)
I'm currently reading The Fellowship of the Ring and I find it so dull. I loved the films so I bought the books but I've only read half of the first book so far and most of it wasn't even in the film (probably cos it was too boring). I'm gonna carry on reading it though and hope I get into it. I'm a massive fan of the films and even have a LOTR tumblr http://strider-lotr.tumblr.com/
I'll follow you .
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(Original post by Pandora.)
Read The Hobbit first . There are lots of little references at the start of TFoTR.
When you read The Fellowship of the Ring, it does take a while to get into but persevere. Trust me, it's worth it.


I'll follow you .
I'm gonna read The Hobbit after I've read all 3 books, I can't wait for the film to come out next year
I've finally gotten into the fellowship so I'll probably finish it soon.
Thanks, what's your tumblr?
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