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  • #31
    Re: The Hobbit

    I'm not so sure about that myself. I read The Hobbit and TLOTR when I was very young and didn't get around to the rest until many years later.
    To be honest if it wasn't for the great love I have for The Hobbit and LOTR books I doubt I would have enjoyed any of the rest of it at all and if I had started with The Silmarillion I might not have bothered to read any of the rest of his writings.
    Different strokes for different folks eh? It's all subjective but I've always viewed The Silmarillion as nothing more than an incomplete appendix. I did quite enjoy The Children of Húrin though and was very glad that His son took the time to put it all together and get it published.
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    • #32
      Re: The Hobbit

      The one thing I would have liked to have seen, is how Saruman become corrupt
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      • #33
        Re: The Hobbit

        Originally posted by trance750 View Post
        The one thing I would have liked to have seen, is how Saruman become corrupt
        He got corrupted by using the Palantir of Orthanic, exposing himself to Sauron and his will. Sauron had the original and most powerful of the seeing stones, the Ithil Stone. And while Sauron had no physical form, and was weakened without his ring, he was still more powerful then Saruman and able to prey on his weakness. In the "Return of the King", Aragon, after revealing himself to Sauron, wrestles away control of the seeing stone from him.
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