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Re: New Book Releases
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Sounds like this good be rather good. Thanks for posting.

Posted on: 3/14 12:20:21


Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Yeah, the Hobbit movies were absolute stinkers. I can't get too stressed about them, but at the same time I am completely unable to derive any sense of pleasure from them.

The problem is not that were bad Tolkien (they were), but they were bad storytelling, bad cinematography, etc. They had no redeeming features at all.

The LOTR movies, whilst deeply flawed, were - to my mind - enjoyable in parts. Interestingly, all the bad bits of LOTR (out of place dialogue, superhuman feats, anachronistic behaviour, etc) which spolied those movies were magnified 1000 times in The Hobbit.

I'm not losing any sleep over it, mind. At the end of the day, it is all just fiction, so we need to keep perspective.

Posted on: 3/12 16:41:06


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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That makes more sense, price-wise. Must admit, a few years back, I'd have killed for a great condition 1st/1st FoTR, and now I wouldn't be terribly fussed (though I would certainly buy one like that if it did go cheaply). For me, the fun is definitely in the chase, and the things that you can't easily acquire by throwing money at the problem. I still want a perfect condition unread 1st impression Pleasure in Reading Hobbit. And then I want to waft it under Trotter's nose :)

Posted on: 3/11 12:29:42


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Someone got a bargain, there.

Posted on: 3/11 1:34:21


Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Must admit, whilst I'm not a fan of games particularly, it doesn't really bother me. Down to the lawyers, I guess, as to how far the merchandising rights extend. These kinds of things are so far from the books that I don't think there is a danger of confusion.

It all comes down to people with lots of money fighting over it, which they would no doubt do if the product was good or bad.

Posted on: 3/9 18:30:06



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