LOTR, start with The Hobbit?

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  1. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

    DannyO'brienIsOurSatan Formerly Canefin561

    I'm ashamed to say I haven't read LOTR, I'm starting them now. Should I start with The Hobbit?
     
  2. Iron Mickey

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  3. RoyalShocker

    RoyalShocker But I don't wanna be a Nazi
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    You don't have to, but it's pretty much universally loved so why not?

    I've never read it, though, but I have read the Lord of the Rings. I need to fix that at some point but I imagine my hatred of all things hobbit will make me hate The Hobbit.

    I hate those little fuckers.
     
  4. The Blackfish

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    Absolutely start with The Hobbit, then read LOTR, then read The Silmarillion. Then wait a few years and reread it in the order of The Silmarillion, The Hobbit then LOTR
     
  5. Arkie Proud

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    Should have locked the thread right then IYAM.
     
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  6. Irush

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    its the best one
     
  7. The Blackfish

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    I think one of the gifts my gf is getting me for xmas is the 50th Anniversary LOTR

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    :ohgosh:
     
  8. rv12

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    That's awesome. I have a set that my dad had in the 70s.
     
  9. The Blackfish

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    I have my own set too, but just paperback copyright in the 80's I think. Nothing as beautiful as that
     
  10. rv12

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    I think I'd be afraid to read it. I'd screw it up somehow.
     
  11. Iron Mickey

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    Whoa, now.
     
  12. Iron Mickey

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    think is listed at 400 bucks on amazon

    fo real?
     
  13. The Blackfish

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    Nah its like $50 or $60 bucks at Barnes n Noble
     
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  14. Irush

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    Beorn>your life.
     
  15. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey is this thing on?
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    Agreed, but that doesn't seem relevant to the merits of the book vis-a-vis the others.
     
  16. Irush

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    to me it seem relevant to me
     
  17. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey is this thing on?
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    to me that's where we disagree to me
     
  18. Irush

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    hey man, just let me love the hobbit in peace.
     
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  19. Iron Mickey

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    Love away, dog.
     
  20. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    Read The Hobbit in December and started Fellowship last night. Never got around to reading it before and am enjoying it quite a bit so far. Frodo is just about to leave the Shire.

    It's nice because I haven't seen the movies in forever so most of this is fresh/new for me.
     
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  21. Andy Reocho

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    Not ashamed to admit I haven’t seen the movies or read the books.

    Started The Hobbit a few nights ago. Bilbo just found the group again and they’re on the move away from the goblins