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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth - Community Reviews back

by J.R.R. Tolkien
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FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 4 months ago
Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth by J.R.R. Tolkien is a collection of stories that further relate to the events in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings and tells more about the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring.I loved reading Unfinished Tales of Númenor ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 7 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-10-13)The new Tolkien book is out. While I haven't read even half of it, I think I've read enough to produce a helpful review, so here goes. This book ("Unfinished Tales" by JRR Tolkien, $15 from Houghton Mifflin) is definitely not a book for a general readership, nor even for...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it 6 years ago
Middle Earth. I cannot let go of it. I am reading everything I can find that relates to Middle Earth and its inhabitants. I'm a bit biased and I particularly like The Third Age and the stories from the War of the Ring and finding out more about the characters I was intrigued by but knew little about...
D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it 6 years ago
This is the first work that showed us how Tolkien's obsessive perfectionism was a double-edged sword. On the one hand it gave us the wonderfully deep world and implied distances of [b:The Lord of the Rings|33|The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)|J.R.R. Tolkien|http://d.gr-assets.com/b...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 8 years ago
I can only recommend this to rabid fans and completists. But I certainly enjoyed reading it again. There's lots of LotR background here, and fleshing out of certain stories (the death of Theodred for one, and the backstory of Galadriel & Celeborn). I liked how Christopher Tolkien presented numerous ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I have noticed that the further one drifts from an author's masterpiece the less impressive the writings become, and for Tolkien this is very evident. While I consider his masterpiece to be The Silmarilion (even though it was not actually completed by him) may others look to The Lord of the Rings. G...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it 12 years ago
Interesting background on many of the historical figures in the LOTR series.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it 12 years ago
Interesting background on many of the historical figures in the LOTR series.
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