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That's what gives the story

dernwyn
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Mar 14 2007, 4:29pm


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That's what gives the story [In reply to] Can't Post

such a feeling of being "real": those moments when you realize that millenia have already passed, with told and untold conflicts and personal stories. And we stand upon the far edge of the timeline, at the boundary of a new age, feeling bereft for having "missed out" on all that came before!

That's why we so anxiously awaited the Silmarillion back in the '70s...


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How does Tolkien maintain suspense throughout three novels? Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Mar 8 2007, 6:13am
    I for one Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Mar 8 2007, 7:16am
        TT Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Mar 8 2007, 7:30am
            The "trying" Barrow-downs. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 8 2007, 7:47am
            changes of perspective is the key, I believe elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Mar 8 2007, 10:53am
                Slipping into someone more comfortable Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Mar 8 2007, 2:58pm
            As far as three books go Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Mar 8 2007, 11:14pm
    Book I drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 8 2007, 12:06pm
        I found the slow build-up a nice transition Samantha Baggins Send a private message to Samantha Baggins Mar 8 2007, 6:44pm
        Those early chapters should have been edited more. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 9 2007, 6:20pm
            Or, Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 9 2007, 9:08pm
        Excellent point Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 9 2007, 9:15pm
    well...it was really one long novel a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 8 2007, 12:15pm
        The agony of switching books Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Mar 8 2007, 2:52pm
            I remember the first time I had read LotR... Samantha Baggins Send a private message to Samantha Baggins Mar 8 2007, 6:35pm
            Those cliffhangers annoyed me too. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 9 2007, 3:11pm
    the history got me Millican Send a private message to Millican Mar 8 2007, 2:56pm
        That's what gives the story dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 14 2007, 4:29pm
    Constant foreshadowing. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 8 2007, 3:28pm
        "An excuse to travel through Middle-Earth" FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 8 2007, 4:14pm
            That's what I loved too. But it does put off some first-time readers. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 9 2007, 2:55pm
                Oh, and the one bit of suspense that really kept Deb reading Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 9 2007, 3:08pm
                    And isn't it great that Tolkien Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 9 2007, 5:28pm
                    What a coincidence. OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Mar 10 2007, 2:18am
                        What fun! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 10 2007, 1:23pm
                            What fun indeed! OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Mar 10 2007, 7:17pm
        Foreshadowing, the reveal and changes of texture. Penthe Send a private message to Penthe Mar 8 2007, 10:06pm
            Looking fair and feeling foul FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 9 2007, 5:34pm
                The Ring, yes, but also Saruman. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 9 2007, 9:53pm
                    I agree FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 10 2007, 2:14pm
                        Rohan and Gondor adore Boromir. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 10 2007, 7:07pm
                            Rohan and Gondor FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 10 2007, 8:43pm
                                Distant kinship Morwen Send a private message to Morwen Mar 10 2007, 8:56pm
                                    That's a good point FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 10 2007, 9:33pm
                                        But it is not misleading. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 11 2007, 1:23am
                                Frodo, and Sam a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 10 2007, 10:16pm
                                    Misleading introductions FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 11 2007, 10:03am
                                Aragorn and Denethor. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 11 2007, 12:17am
                                I'm not sure I buy your premise. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 11 2007, 1:19am
                                    Here are the quotes FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 11 2007, 1:07pm
                                        Sorry, I still don't see these as misleading. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 12 2007, 3:48am
                                            You're probably right FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 12 2007, 9:27am
                                                Physical descriptions are cursory in LotR. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 12 2007, 3:20pm
                                            Faramir literally "threatens them with death"? squire Send a private message to squire Mar 12 2007, 12:06pm
                                                Faramir says more than that. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 12 2007, 1:20pm
                                                I agree with your last three paragraphs, Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 12 2007, 3:24pm
                        Yes - If we allow Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Mar 11 2007, 4:54am
                            What about Findegil? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 11 2007, 5:25am
                                Granted, although... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Mar 11 2007, 8:02am
                                    Do hobbits have a distaste... N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 11 2007, 8:19am
                                        Good question. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Mar 11 2007, 9:39am
                                        Gandalf's description of Frodo FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 11 2007, 9:50am
                                        Are the portraits in Bag End in the New Line films a bad idea, then? squire Send a private message to squire Mar 11 2007, 2:05pm
    different storylines helps Menelwyn Send a private message to Menelwyn Mar 9 2007, 1:20am
    Have to agree with a lot of you here. OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Mar 9 2007, 2:29am

 
 
 

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