Post by Awkward Avox on Mar 24, 2012 21:54:02 GMT -5
So i got the Hobbit and read until the middle-ish part and I couldn't get into it. Like i honestly dreaded reading it. So I stopped. I dunno why but it was REALLY boring and confusing for me. Anyone else? (I know I'm gonna get hate for this lol) :3
Harry Potter. Percy Jackson. Divergent. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The Big Bang Theory. The Hunger Games. One Direction. Starkid. The Mortal Instruments. Infernal Devices. Ed Sheeran. Hush Hush. Uglies. The Maze Runner. Unwind. Delirium. Matched. The Trylle Trilogy. Gone. The Knife Of Never Letting Go. The Fault in Our Stars. The Lorien Legacy.
I do know that this is the exact feeling I get when trying to read any and all parts of LoTR pertaining to Tom frigging Bombadil.
I swear to God. If The Doctor showed up on my street tomorrow, all "Hey, want some adventures in time and space?", I would hijack the TARDIS and I would go and find Tolkien, and lock him in a room with me until he gave me his word (an Englishmans word is his bond, afterall) that Bombadil would never be published. I hate it that much.
Last Edit: Apr 3, 2012 21:21:46 GMT -5 by Rumbelle
The Hobbit is quite an easy read, in honesty, although frankly I prefer The Children of Húrin, and find it much less hard work. Tolkien kind of had a habit of writing round in cirlces a little bit, and no matter how much I love him, and think he's one of the greatest literary minds of the (pretty much) modern day, sometimes he gives me such a headache. xD
But yeah, Húrin is a much easier (and slightly more gripping) read.
I can understand where you're coming from, but i have to disagree. I abosloutley loved The Hobbit! It is a bit slow-going at first but once you get into it you can't get out. I actually prefer it to the LOTR books, i found those a bit slow and boring and i much prefer the films.
Post by Aleathiel Smallburrow on Jun 20, 2013 16:53:36 GMT -5
Yes you are gonna get hate because I thought the Hobbit was AWESOME!!!! Maybe it's because it was meant to be a kids story and I am a kid In a way... At this point I like the hobbit better than the Lord of the Rings books. But thats probably because I have only read it once and because I felt like it was never ending and I hated that. So I don't get any hate, the only reason why I hated reading the LOTR books was because I had all 3 books in one so it was HUGE!! That makes it feel never ending cause it never looks like you've read as much as you actually did (ex. 100 pages read looks like 5 ) Anyways, the Hobbit was awesome and I did not feel like that once I got into it. I can agree with you that sometimes I might have wanted to put it down but then Tolkien would write something epic that pulls me back in
Real Property Management North LA is the number one San Fernando Valley Property Management solution nationwide and we work hard for our owners every single day Our mission is to provide comprehensive, reliable, trustworthy and cost effective Los Angeles Property Management services to residential property owners and real es
Post by farmgirl1964 on Aug 1, 2013 14:38:21 GMT -5
I chose to read the Hobbit for English class (we had to choose a classic novel) and I had trouble getting into it too. It was kind of boring all the way up to the middle but once I got past that it just kept getting better and better. I absolutely loved the ending! As for LOTR, well......I might reread those later when I have a better comprehension of the English language. For now, I prefer the movies over the books.