Arntzen Posted July 17, 2008 Share Posted July 17, 2008 Buahah, touche. Though I do disagree... of course, while a fan of Tolkien, I am not partial to the Lord of the Rings. So really, I think LOTR is generally boring and long-winded, while his other work is marvelous. I disagree specifically with the vocabulary comment. While Tolkien created, what I concider to be, a very thorough, intricate, complete novel (as it certainly was not his idea to make a trilogy, rather he wished for it to originally be one book*), I think his talent was in the construction of plots and peoples, rather than vocabulary. His discriptions were not as flowery as I'm accustomed to with some of the other things I read. Also, I'm not a great fan of fantasy, so I am not particularily well read in the works of those other authors you mentioned. But if you wanna talk about Tolkien, let's talk *He stated this many times, quite repetitvely too, in his many letters which were thoroughly published in The Letters of JRR Tolkien, a very interesting read, as Tolkien had so much swimming around in his head which pertained to the whole of Ea. Unfinished Tales is a wonderful book as well for this reason. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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