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  #1 Old 03-10-09, 11:43 PM The Silmarillion
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didnt know where to put this exactly but has anyone read this book? i read once before and am going over it again and i must say it is a must read if you know anything about Beleriand and its fall.
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It's a fantastic read in my opinion. Lots of people find it slow, however, which is a turn-off for many potential readers. I'm a history fanatic when it comes to fantasy or sci-fi series that pique my interest, so anything I can find out about the past, I will.
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same here, i love it so far. it explains almost everything almost up to the point of bilbo's little adventure in the hobbit. how elrond and galadriel came to be, how the friggin dwarves were made and so on. my favourites so far are Finrod Felagund, Feanor, and Fingolfin poor guys got their pops killed.

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Well I've always liked it, but I do know many that have been turned off by it. I can understand that, but it needs that time to flesh out the world in the way that it does.
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it was very tragic, a lot of it was...but from what I've read in it it was intrestingly written. It was sorta neat to read it, the huge and diverse cast of Elves, the Edain(men), Bor the EAsterling, Melkor and the coolest of all, DRAGONS!!!
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Read it multiple times. It's a great read and a must read if you loved LotR and enjoyed reading the appendicies. It has influenced some artwork that I've done
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I've read it once or twice but don't have much time or interest in reading much these days. It is a very good and interesting read into the history of Tolkeins world but i do agree on the fact that a lot of people are put off of the book by the fact it can be difficult to start off with.
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Don't know how many times I've read it. About 8 I reckon. Also consulted it quite literally hundreds of times. But then again I used to play MERP so it was a standard text pretty much.

Also incredibly useful: "Unfinished Tales" - for a lot of info about the First Age, including alternative versions of Turin and Tuor, and the history of Galadriel and Celeborn, as well as 2nd and 3rd Age stuff like stories about Numenor and notes on the Istari (order of wizards that Gandalf, Saruman and Radaghast belonged to).

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How can you find a book that goes through 2 ages, thousands of years and uncountable numbers of characters slow. A film can never be made out of it, there is hust to much stuff in it. Worth pointing out that Del Toro is doing the Hobbit film, its out in 2011, and their is a follow up film about the time in between the two books out in 2012. The Silmarrillion is a book that is only for real fans of LotR and if you aren't you will think it is shit, mainly because it isn't actually a finished story but an edited copy of Tolkeins background scribbles. Ifyou like it I might suggest you also read Roverandom and Tales from the Perilous Realms, I would say that Unfinished Tales is good but even for me it is a bit to unfinished to be good, but each to his own. The Silmarillion is by far my fave of Tolkeins Books and probably me fave book ever, I would suggest to any fan to give it a read. The best Cahracters are undoubtably Haun and Morgoth for me, they could both kick Aragorn and his shittyself to hell ( he is my least fave in the entire series)
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The best Cahracters are undoubtably Haun and Morgoth for me, they could both kick Aragorn and his shittyself to hell ( he is my least fave in the entire series)
To be fair, most characters from the First Age (and before) could probably kick Aragorn's arse. :p
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