What Book would I Read....

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What Book would I Read....

Post by Belithraldor » Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:01 am

...If I wanted read about the evants and happenings in Dol Guldur? I have been reading around the Net about the White Council and such. I have been reading about how Sauron, after his defeat by the last alliance went to Dol Guldur and how the Mirkwood got its name from the shadow of evil from Sauron being there. I have read about Gandalf going there, in disguise, the investigate...

I guess that I'm looking to read about the events and happenings from time Isildur cut the ring from Sauron up to "The Hobbit".

What book(s) do I need?
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:07 pm

Silmarillion, part two. But read the whole thing!
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Post by Belithraldor » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:11 pm

So, I should put down The Hobbit, which I am currently reading and kind of start over; starting with the Silmarillion right? Then what after Sil Part II? "The Ring of Morgoth"?

Oh, BTW, thanks Steve for the input.
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:24 pm

Belithraldor wrote:So, I should put down The Hobbit, which I am currently reading and kind of start over; starting with the Silmarillion right? Then what after Sil Part II? "The Ring of Morgoth"?

Oh, BTW, thanks Steve for the input.


By all means, enjoy the Hobbit if that's where you are. Then, the Sil. After that, maybe Sam can help. I've only read The Book of Lost Tales. I've got Tom Bombadil book too, but that hardly counts.
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Post by Guest » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:52 am

MayorOfLongview wrote:By all means, enjoy the Hobbit if that's where you are. Then, the Sil. After that, maybe Sam can help. I've only read The Book of Lost Tales. I've got Tom Bombadil book too, but that hardly counts.
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Yes, I guess you're right Steve, thanks..

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:22 am

Have you read the LotR appendix? It's long and so complex it gives you heaches to think of how much of a genius Tolkien is, but it answers a lot of questions. After the hobbit and the Sil, if you're still plugging along, I'd recommend Unfinished Tales. That book fills in a lot of details around vague parts in LotR and the Sil. Hm... After that , if you like epic poems I'd recommend the Lays of Beleriand, otherwise the Lost Tales have early versions of the core legends of the Silmarillion (some are even funny, but Christopher's commentary can be incredibly boring), but I would also recommend the Tolkien Reader for "Tree and Leaf" (his essay on fairy stories) or Tolkien's letters to get a good understanding of the setting of all of these stories... After that we'll talk. :lol: Naw, if you just get past the Sil I'll be happy. :)
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