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Do you think it was hard to read FOTR?
yes, very hard 10%  10%  [ 18 ]
yes, a little 44%  44%  [ 80 ]
no 46%  46%  [ 82 ]
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PostPosted: April 23rd, 2007, 10:46 pm 
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I was rather young when I read it, the finishing of it became an act of will due to my attention span.


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I voted very hard, for I bought the English version, which is not my native language.

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I think it was easy for me to read it(I bought FOTR bout a year before the movie came) ,and as I saw the movie i reliesed that I have the book so it was very interesting with the parts that are not showed on screen.

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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2007, 5:11 pm 


Well I read LotR every year, and i read the books before movie. The Fellowship of the ring to me was understandable but not smooth.


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It was really easy for me to read. I read it (well, the whole LotR book, not just FotR) hastily before I saw the first film (didn't want the film to wreck it for me) and it was quite straightforward. Unlike Tolkien's other books (excluding the Hobbit) :P

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A little, I mean, I did not understand half of the conversations in the council of Elrond or the conversation with Gandalf when he tells Frodo about the ring. It's easy now, of course, but that's cause I've read all the books and I get it now. ;)

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Well, unlike it seems most of you, I was much older when I first read the book and yes it was after I had seen the film; thus I'm sure that that made it somewhat easier for me. However, I didn't find any of it difficult. As a matter of fact, the council of Elrond is one of my favorite parts to read. Call me strange!

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well the first time i read them i think i skipped a few bits here and there but i didnt really find them hard to read.when i was given the whole set of books last year i read them again and didnt skip any of it this time.maybe because i understood a whole lot more by then.

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I did not understand it completely when I younger. I don't think I had the attention span. But, I wouldn't say it's an overlychallenging piece of literature. Just requires a bit of imagination ;)


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FotR was the easiest LotR book for me to read; my dad gave me his copy when I was 8, and I read it in two weeks. I bought TTT a week later, and that's the LotR book I found most difficult to get through because of all the battles.

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I thought it was hard the first time, not because it was difficult to read, but because I didn't like reading all the poems and songs the first time. I thought they were annoying. Then, when I read it the second time, I loved the songs and poems and stuff.

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I didn't find it hard. I did skip the poems and songs the first time I read it. So that might be why! :)

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You know, I wasn't used to the whole fantasy thing yet when I read FOTR, and The Hobbit hardly prepared me for LOTR, so....I still was a bit used to the language...

I'm making no sense.

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I was introduced to Tolkien and LOTR by my English teacher my junior year in high school...it was a very easy read for me.

It was the beginning of my love affair with LOTR and Tolkien that still is going strong today....


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PostPosted: March 10th, 2008, 8:16 pm 
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yeah. it was a little hard as in , it was quite long so i was a little impatient. i read it after watching the movie so there were bits here in there that got me slightly confused but i love em just as much


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