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Old 15th August 2007, 03:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I am reading it. it´s a very good book ^^ even though I know the story from the history of middle earth ... ^^ so it isn´t much new for me in it... ^^
I love the story from Túrin, son of Húrin. It´s my favourite story in the silmarillion. (except the story of Beren and Lúthien x3)
I don´t regret buying me this book ^^ x3x3x3
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Old 5th September 2007, 03:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The Children of Hurin was amazing! I haven't finished the Silmarillion yet (I'm reading it even now) so I knew very little of the history surrounding the story. I found it to be very sad, a classic tragidy for sure!
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Old 10th October 2007, 08:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I really enjoyed The Children of Hurin, and I think it works well as a stand alone story. I can see it being a nice bridge between LoTR and The Silmarillion, for those who have yet to wet their feet in the complexities of the First Age. Sadly though, it doesn't make me feel any different about Turin, who has to be one of the biggest fools ever to tread on the face of Middle-earth, or indeed, swim through the complexities of the First Age.

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Old 17th October 2007, 02:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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wat exactly is it about cause i got it but cant be bothered reading it???
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I finished this book not to long ago and I really enjoyed it.

I haven't read any other Tolkien books with the exception of the Fellowship and half of The Two Towers.
It was quite a story and the style of writing was intriguing. Definitely a worthy read.
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Old 1st December 2007, 08:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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still dosent explain it much
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Old 1st December 2007, 09:34 AM   #22 (permalink)
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What needs explaining?
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Old 1st December 2007, 11:16 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Perhaps if you actually read it, fingy, you may find that you don't actually need to ask what it's about...Pusta yaimė!
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Old 12th December 2007, 12:14 AM   #24 (permalink)
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i c ant be stuffed rearding it till i know what its about come on it dosent even have a blurb and i fell asllep in in the intro thingy.
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come on it dosent even have a blurb
Try opening it and reading inside the dustcover flap......
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Old 12th December 2007, 12:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
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ohhhhh never would of thought of that
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Old 12th December 2007, 12:37 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Well, it starts:
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These are tales of Middle-earth from times long before the Lord of the Rings...
Bit of a clue there....
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Old 12th December 2007, 12:44 AM   #28 (permalink)
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only a bit... owwww
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Children of Hurin was a total snooze-fest. I was lost half the time with no idea of where the place names actually were on the map because they wern't marked there. If that hadn't have been an issue, i'd have really enjoyed the story. But when you don't know if he's going left or right, or up or down, it just becomes almost pointless.
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Old 21st January 2008, 07:24 AM   #30 (permalink)
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The problem with these stories of the first age is that there is no sense of immediacy; they would be better told as if the reader was reading an account of a current event. A tale told as an old tale from eons ago that is being bantered about by people who lived eons ago makes the action feel a wee bit remote.

As an aside, the alternate explanation of the petty dwarf's betrayal is the true one; it is much better.
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