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First Reading of The Silmarillion
Originally posted by Rain
I have read LOTR four times, but I have started
reading Sil only last week...I know I should be
What a treat to be discovering The Silmarillion
for the first time. That book above all others, affected me the most. The
characters became like "family" to me and I suffered over their
suffering. I will be very interested in hearing your personal opinion of this
work, when you have finished reading.
Luthien: I was also
greatly touched by the Silmarillion. Many fans of the
Lord of the Rings try to read it and can't finish because they say it's like
swimming through mud. I could never understand that.
It's a beautiful piece of legend that seems as real to me as the stuff I read
in history books.
I read it before LOTR (hence my affinity with the
Elves), and enjoyed it more (if possible) than I did LOTR.