Actually, Hama, most of what we know as The Silmarillion was directly written that way by JRR. He tried to get it published long before LoTR came out....Christopher did some post-humous touch ups to it, but it is not compilations like the HoME series.Originally posted by Hama
The Silmarillion although not written by Tolkien, but compiled by his son, is the greatest literary work created by the former.
Originally posted by ssgrif
At this present time, I would have to say its The Twin Towers for me, but I am a fickle person and I change my mind every couple of weeks.
I'm reading the FOTR at present to next week I might say that its my favourite. Next I'll be reading the Silmarilion, so after I've finished that one, I'll have changed my mind again.
THEY'RE ALL GREAT.... so many to choose from, argh