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Re: Bookseller article on new Hobbit books
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My math is pretty good --won't 2013 be a little late?

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Posted on: 2011/10/18 12:43
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Re: Other Fantasy Writers
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I beat Khamul to it, and changed the title.
-Trotter


Still my title...

I'll put in a plug for another site that I am member of, as that is a much better site for this type of question, we stick here to what the site is renowned for, collecting Tolkien.
-Trotter


Trotter! --this section is for any discussion. We're almost all having a chat here!
Much better site indeed...

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/15 14:06
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Re: Tolkien legacy
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SonOfDolf --do you mind if I rename this thread "Other Fantasy Writers" (or something like that)?

That aside, I really (really) don't read that much Fantasy; depending in how you use the term. I read much fantastic fiction --in particular Supernatural fiction (or Weird literature). I did read Eddings, Gemmell, Pratchett etc when I was younger --they were all okay. To be honest, re-reading Tolkien recently, I can really see why some parts of the literary world don't rate Fantasy. I mean, they might think Tolkien is good, but probably think if this is literally the best Fantasy can offer --the genre isn't up to much. Sadly, the fault in this argument is that everything that is highly acclaimed/rated (where Fantasy isn't) doesn't faintly appeal to me; & I suspect I wouldn't really enjoy reading it. SF still offers much that captivates me too.

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Posted on: 2011/10/14 11:43
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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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Heavens! --we're on this old [an] "item is only worth what someone will pay at that time" chestnut; sorry laurel ( ). In looking at a range of prices, you simply cannot include the top (and bottom) of this scale. I'm not talking in this case, but if 99% of a particular title sell for, say, £100 (let's say in a £75 - £125 range) --but 1% of copies sell for £200 (or thereabouts) --it seems patently absurd to claim that it is "worth" £200 just because a few people paid this price at some particular time; or even that it was "worth" £200 at that time.

garm, how far did £60 stretch back then though?
[EDIT: Sorry, you said "1997" --which actually wasn't that long ago...]

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Posted on: 2011/10/14 11:26
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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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I see it went for £380. The winner would have been better just going straight to Thorntons (as Stu mentioned) and buying it...

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Posted on: 2011/10/13 7:31
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