Unfinished Tales

Discussion in '"Unfinished Tales"' started by Halasían, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Halasían

    Halasían Dunedain Ranger

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    I highly recommend this book to you all as a good filler of some blanks in the story of Lord of the Rings. It has the account of Isildur losing the ring in the river, and also why King Theoden was really depressed when Gandalf, Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas showed up.. it has the Battle of the Fords of Isen where Sarumanns army routed Rohan. There is only mention of the stragglers coming to Helms Deep, in the LOTR. It has also a story of Numenor and also more on Galadriel! It is a good read for reference and background filler!
     
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  2. Snaga

    Snaga The Usual Suspect

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    Is that the one with the account of Turin and the dragon. I love that story and had it years ago but lost my copy. I keep meaning to replace it.
     
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    Tyaronumen Agent of the West

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    UT is definitely a great read...! My favorite little bit in that story is in Disaster at Gladden Fields... we are given to know that no one was present to witness Isildur's last words with Elendur... however, words are definitely placed into his mouth, and into the mouth of his eldest son that are exceedingly fair...

    I have always wondered how much of Isildur's conversation with Elendur was the wishful thinking of Elessar and his subjects (during whose reign this tale was re-constructed)... after all, we don't *really* know that Isildur repented his decision at Orodruin -- the only evidence we have is a reconstructed version of events told some 3000+ years after the occasion.

    :D
     
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    I just got it today in my Amazon.com order! I'm very happy... got Letters of JRRT, A Tolkien Reader, and The Tolkien Ensemble's A Night in Rivendell in the same package. :D I'll be starting UT as soon as I finish my Sil re-read. I'm glad to hear it's so good!
     
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    LOL - it's funny, Amazon seems to have taken up shipping again after an - extended - X-mas break. I just got the UT, Letters and Lost Tales I and II and I can't wait to stick my nose into them... ;)
     
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    Greymantle Registered User

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    Yeah... I ordered New Year's Eve and they didn't ship until Saturday. My friend has been anxiously awaiting his full DVD box-set of Blackadder since just after Chirstmas. :)
     
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    Walter Flamekeeper

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    I had ordered the books I mentioned by December 21. Btw., Greymantle, king of the many names, are You referring to the Blackadder series with Rowan Atkinson? If so, how much were they?
     
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    Aerin Halfway out the door

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    I just bought the Unfinished Tales!!! :D I was in Barnes and Noble the other day, looking through the fantasy/fiction section, and I found it!!! I would have grabbed another one of his books, but I didn't have enough money. :( I can't wait to start reading it!
     
  9. Halasían

    Halasían Dunedain Ranger

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    A suggestion on reading Unfinished Tales...
    I suggest you read the actual story straight through and ignore the footnote numbers the first time. On subsequent reading, then refer to Chris Tolkiens comments in the footnotes. If you try to refer to the footnotes the first time it seems to break up the flow. The only thinmg that disappoints is some of the stories end abruptly.
     
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    Andquellewen Registered User

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    should I read UT before the Silmarillion?
     
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    Beleg Strongbow Superior Elf

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    yes it is. It is a lot longer then the one in the sil and one of my favourite parts in all the hist of M.E.
     
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    Úlairi Crying in the Wilderness

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    I have nearly finished it!

    I have nearly finished it and it definitely is a great read! After I have finished I will go straight onto HOME!!!:) :) :)
     
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    Khamul Anti-Conscience of TTF

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    Yes UT is, but I have a question, How much do all of the HOME books cost in general?
     
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    No the sil comes 1st.:) ;)
     
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    Grond Melkor's Mallet

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    There are 12 books in the HoMe series. They run about $8 each US in paperback. About $25 in hardback or you may buy all of them together in a three volume set for about $100 a piece in black leather and thread. These are printed on Fine Indian Parchmant and are made with very fine paper, much like old Bibles used to made of.
     
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    Hama Scholar and Adventurer

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    The Unfinished Tales are great.
    Firstly the tales of Turin and Tuor are told in full. Secondly, the second age is given much more life than in the Akallabeth and the appendices of LotR. And the final section is a wonderful accompaniment to LotR. Read it if you are done with Silmarillion. Not before.
     
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    Alas - not anymore! Amazon informed me last week, that Part I of the HoME DeLuxe Edition is no longer available and a reprint is not within sight. :(
     
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    I have just finished it!!!

    :D :D :D I finished UT today. My favourite section would be 'The Hunt for the Ring' which is the account of the Black Rider's search for the Ring according to Gandalf who tells Frodo. It's a great book and I recommend it also!!!:D :D :D
     
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    After reading this, I just went and ordered it! I must learn restraint! :D
     
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    I'm also currently reading it, through Galadriel and Celeborn's love right now. The story of Aldarion and Erendis touched me... Made me think about some behaviour...
    You know people I love Tolkien's work, but I seem to find myself reading the saddest parts of all Middle Earth!