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The Hobbit is not all

Daughter of Nienna
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Jun 6 2008, 1:24am


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The Hobbit is not all [In reply to] Can't Post

this or that. It is certainly not all silly, only some places may be.

After reading The Hobbit in a book discussion series here at TORn in the Reading Room (RR) with other adults, I learned a lot about what the Hobbit is, what it isn't, what the sources are, etc. I learned just how adult it really is. Much more than one would pick up on first reading. It also has helped me to read books about Tolkien and his works, and about Mythology and Fearie and the history of story to see more of what is there.

The Hobbit is generally classified as a children's book, but the sources come from a deep cauldron of story ages full of ingredients and tradition, It is my feeling that there is a lot more than there than you have allowed yourself to see and experience,

That is not to say I don't get what your experience is having read it after LotR, I imagine it was a let down if you expected something the same. I, myself, don't quit get nearly the experience from it I get from LotR. I am sure there are a lot of people who feel similarly. However, I appreciate it a lot more than before, and I am super excited about the film being made.

I trust GDT will do it justice while simultaneously finding balance between what you call 'silly' and what he calls 'darker'. He knows a great deal about Mythology, Fairy tales, Fearie and Heroic Tales and based on his films & varous comments, I believe he will bring to the table a great level a depth as well.

"Some relavant & enlightening LINKs" — a post I made 4/26 (links from hsi website going in to depth of what I just said about what GDT knows, from his website & other sources):
http://newboards.theonering.net/...string=GDT%20;#92076

As a suggestion...
The next time there is a book discussion on The Hobbit in the Reading Room, join in... or at least lurk. You might be surprised by what you discover. There is bound to be such a discussion as we draw closer to the film.

sincerely
DoN





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Subject User Time
GDT Talks Hobbit and Spoilers calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 5 2008, 11:29am
    THe Hobbit is not a holy book. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jun 5 2008, 12:41pm
        No offense but... merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 5 2008, 12:56pm
            No offence at all, we have different points of view. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jun 5 2008, 4:57pm
                "The Hobbit" is not "the first book Tolkien wrote". N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jun 5 2008, 5:16pm
                    My last words xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jun 5 2008, 10:02pm
                        Ok... merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 5 2008, 10:29pm
                Why not please both groups? stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Jun 5 2008, 10:36pm
                The Hobbit is not all Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 6 2008, 1:24am
                    PLEASE no Production Diaries Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jun 6 2008, 4:33am
                        Are you sure you meant . . . Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 7 2008, 9:02am
    Humm humm... leo Send a private message to leo Jun 5 2008, 12:50pm
        How much will you keep up on? ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Jun 5 2008, 12:58pm
            Don't be scared Empedocles Send a private message to Empedocles Jun 5 2008, 1:26pm
                Hear hear! // merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 5 2008, 1:38pm
            Depends where it is coming from. leo Send a private message to leo Jun 5 2008, 2:00pm
        Agree Mithrandír Send a private message to Mithrandír Jun 5 2008, 4:50pm
        I think Artanis Send a private message to Artanis Jun 5 2008, 9:41pm
        Don't know if I'm in the minority here or not Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Jun 6 2008, 8:11am
    Is is a 'spoiler' if you've read the book? deej Send a private message to deej Jun 5 2008, 2:10pm
        Peter did the same thing with LotR grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 5 2008, 2:37pm

 
 
 

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