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How good is this illustrated book by Alan Lee?

php111
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Sep 8 2013, 6:56pm

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Hey everyone,

I'm new to the forums, I just registered! Am I in the right section to talk about books? If I'm not then I really apologize I'm asking in the wrong place.

Anyway, I'm in the US, and I ordered a illustrated by Alan Lee book from the Amazon UK site even though I'm not in the UK. I am going to copy/paste the link to the book. Would someone please tell me if that book from the link is a really good book and it was a good or bad choice to make for me to order that book? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0261102303?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

Thank you,


BallyWhooo
Bree

Sep 9 2013, 12:44am

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If you like Alan Lee's artistry... [In reply to] Can't Post

then it is certainly worth your money. I have this version (among others) and like it very much, but then I love Alan Lee's representations of ME (and John Howe's too).


php111
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Sep 9 2013, 1:06am

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I never own any books by Alan Lee before [In reply to] Can't Post


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then it is certainly worth your money. I have this version (among others) and like it very much, but then I love Alan Lee's representations of ME (and John Howe's too).


I never own any books by Alan Lee before. I always wanted one but I could never afford them. This copy among others I could afford, but honestly none of the other books. I hope I'll receive this book soon and most important I hope I like it. I always wanted LOTR by Alan Lee.


demnation
Rohan

Sep 9 2013, 5:35am

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I have this version [In reply to] Can't Post

This functions as my "upscale" version of LOTR ( the one that never gets taken off the shelf and read). It has its own book mark, and nice, thin "Bible" pape. It's just generally a nice looking book.

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CuriousG
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Sep 9 2013, 7:58pm

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Welcome, php! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, you're in the right place for book questions, and it appears that others have answered you quite well, so I just wanted to welcome you to the Reading Room.


php111
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Sep 9 2013, 8:01pm

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Thank you [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you so much!


noWizardme
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Sep 9 2013, 8:27pm

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Hope you enjoy your book when it arrives :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


php111
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Sep 9 2013, 9:23pm

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Some more questions? [In reply to] Can't Post


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Hey, I have The Hobbit on paperback. I do have some questions.

1.) Should I read The Hobbit first before this Alan Lee book I ordered?

2.) Based on the link I gave for the LOTR, could someone post a link to a copy but for The Hobbit?


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Sep 10 2013, 6:54am

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I don't think it's necessary to read the Hobbit before LOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

Lord of the rings has a prologue to catch you up with what you need to know "concerning hobbits". Anything else you might need to know will be explained in the text (or if puzzled, ask here!)

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


elostirion74
Rohan

Sep 10 2013, 8:13pm

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an excellent choice IMO [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, you“re in the right section and welcome to the Reading room!

The edition of LoTR with illustrations by Allan Lee that you have ordered is an excellent choice in my opinion.

1. The quality of the paper is quite good compared to many other editions

2. Lee“s illustrations for LoTR complement the story very well. Provided that you like Alan Lee“s artistic style (which is graceful and subdued rather than dramatic) his illustrations will enrich you reading.

3. This edition has a strong and durable binding, so it“s likely to last even with frequent use.

My only complaint with this edition is that I would have liked a slighly more distinctive kind of print/type of lettering. It“s not difficult to read by any means, so it“s a minor complaint: I just wanted it to add more to the reading experience and feel less neutral; it“s a centenary edition after all.

 
 

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