Re: Readability of the trilogy (was: Digest of messages36.53-36.58 (fwd))
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 5, 2000, 3:43|
>DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:
>> Yeah, I know. I thoroughly enjoyed _The Hobbit_ back in junior high andwas
>> all gung ho on reading the trilogy. Then I read the first volume. Oy!
Nik Taylor wrote:
>I loved the trilogy! MUCH better, IMO, than _The Hobbit_
>De gustibus (ain't what dey used to be), so to speak. I tend towards
Douglas' view. Even though LOTR is obviously a master-work, despite many
skippable pages....... Another book, with similarly skippable parts, and
not dissimilar themes, is "Amadis of Gaul", IIRC the only novel of chivalry
lauded by Don Quijote for its "realism", and available in English.