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So I find myself in a curious position with my daughter who I've yet to covert to Tolkien-ism...

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She is nearing 15 years of age and is very intelligent AND she loves to read Fantasy. I'm beside myself that she is so reluctant to read the LOTR. She tells me, "Dad it is simple... I just didn't like the movies and I'd rather read other stories."

The position I have found myself in is that I have been reduced to denigrating... nay lambasting the movies in order to make the point that the book experience is vastly different. I won't rehash my 2001 movie review but I was myself torn between love and hate (love of the visuals that brought Middle Earth to life and hate, every time my favorite bits of prose were rewritten in modern-speak or when the characters were given flaws so as presumably to make them more relatable).

Anyway... I feel sort of bad about having to trash the movies to sell the books. I did finally get her to agree (at some point in the nebulous future) to start reading Fellowship and go as far as Bree and if she still isn't digging it then I will leave her alone. Of course she doesn't know that if that happens I will only wait a year or two before I once again put on the pressure.




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So I find myself in a curious position with my daughter who I've yet to covert to Tolkien-ism... Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Jul 18 2013, 8:45pm
    Maybe she should start with The Hobbit entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jul 18 2013, 8:58pm
        Genius! and some other thoughts. Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jul 18 2013, 9:11pm
    Could you accept demnation Send a private message to demnation Jul 18 2013, 11:31pm
        I will if she comes to that conclusion... but Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Jul 19 2013, 2:41am
            Now why did you have to put it like that? geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 19 2013, 9:47am
                It's a fair enough statement. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jul 19 2013, 4:11pm
            Some analogies for you to consider: Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 19 2013, 4:25pm
                I think you are missing a point I made... Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Jul 19 2013, 4:37pm
    Speaking as a 15... Lothwen Send a private message to Lothwen Jul 19 2013, 5:12am
        When I was 1bout 15 I had a friend Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 19 2013, 4:27pm
    I would say... Ereinion Nénharma Send a private message to Ereinion Nénharma Jul 19 2013, 7:50am
        I would agree. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 19 2013, 4:32pm
    I think books and movies come to people when they most need it Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 19 2013, 1:47pm
        I think that would make a great poll FantasyFan Send a private message to FantasyFan Jul 19 2013, 3:47pm
            The LOTR I read at 18 Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jul 19 2013, 8:47pm
                That reminds me of an interview with author Michael Swanwick Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 19 2013, 9:21pm
        Hmmm a curious and yet outstanding idea! Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Jul 19 2013, 4:39pm
            and who knows.. you might be turned onto a good book you wouldn't pick up otherwise Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 19 2013, 5:05pm
                It would be some good family time too... Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Jul 19 2013, 5:09pm
    I agree with Entmaiden Nuradar Send a private message to Nuradar Jul 19 2013, 3:55pm
    Sounds like a good plan, Tin Man grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 19 2013, 4:34pm
        For me reading it as a 15 year old... Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Jul 19 2013, 4:42pm
            *high five* Me too... me too... // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 22 2013, 2:34am
    Sometimes. Being too evangelical with ones enthusiasms can do more harm than good noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jul 20 2013, 8:02am

 
 
 

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