Discussion in '"Unfinished Tales"' started by Halasían, Jan 10, 2002.
I think I will go with the paperback. Im too poor to spend that much money.
At least you can find the books Sting, where I am they are in mini-like-series. The only ones I have found are the first four of the HoME in one and it costs $75!! I am really annoyed!
Yea, but I still need my parents permission. They dont want me to spend to much.....
Yeah, mine too, I hate that!!!
But I wouldnt want my kids spending a whole lot of money in one place. So, I dont blame them, but I still wish I had alot of money (doesnt everyone) and could buy all the Tolkien stuff I could find.
Yes, money is always the main factor with book-buying! I wish I could have a little more as well!
Yes me too , Well my favorite part of the UT is the Rurin sotorie and specially his chidhood, what a lovely kid!! and his frienship with Sandos (or Sandor) very nice!!
I have read UT and i thought it was good. At the first time i didn't understand it, so i read it again and thought it was really good.
I've got the LOTR series, The Hobbit, Unfinished Tales, Book of Lost tales 2 and War of The Ring.
Though i haven't read the last two.
You must King Eomer, they're great!
Yes im going to get those books n read them 2.
Good Beleg, do so!
I was reading Lord of the Rings again, and when I got to Rohan and the King's chambers, I took a break and read 'The Fords of Isen' in Unfinished Tales.. like an new chapter in the book! The death of the King's son is covered well!
I think reading of Aldaron & Erendis is an intriguing yet sad tale.
A lot of the stories in unfinished tales can be a hard slog to get through, i think, unless you can have the context in your head. Im reading about Turin Turambar in the silmarillion and ill probably read Narn i hin Hurin after. i remember i tried to read the entire unfinished tales straight after my first reading of TLOTR - without having read the silmarillion or even the hobbit, i failed miserably. Anyway, ill make it this time
I finished Sil, yesterday and bought UT today - gosh it was hard to find in rural England - anyway, about to embark on UT now - hope it's not too much of a task to get through.
Finished Sil today! (go me! *does a little victory dance*) Will start UT today! (go me, again)
Go you Sarah!
One should take many of the stories in UT as background filler material for Lord of the Rings (Battle of the Fords of Isen, Hunt for the Ring, Battle of Gladden Fields, etc.)
The best standalone tale in this book is rather a sad one about Tar Aldarion and Erendis, the Mariner's Wife. Narn i Chîn Húrin was written much better later as The Children of Hurin.
Decided to give Aldarion and Erendis a re-read today!
One of the most moving stories for me was Cirion and Eorl. Did not see that ending coming -- though I should have, with Gandalf naming the Halifirien.
Heh. Some of the posters when this thread started were about 14 years old. Wonder what they're doing now -- and whether they got all the books they wanted.
Time flies. . .
I’m so impressed that Halasian started this thread 17 years ago (almost to the day), and is still around!
Take a look at this one, Phil; you'll recognize the names of some other "old timers" still with us!
Separate names with a comma.