Jr Tolkien

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by coolj, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. coolj

    coolj

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    Hi,
    A friend of mine from work is looking for a couple of Tolkien's earlier works, The Similarian and The Book Of Lost Tales. I was just wondering if anyone would know where to find these books ??

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. jim berman

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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    They are, both, pretty easy to find. Most of the major bookstores carry them, as these are not nearly as obscure as some of his other works. I am sure Amazon has them also.
     
  4. mezzaluna

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    Too bad you didn't ask 10 years ago when I sold mine to Half Price Books....

    Never could muck through that Silmarillion, though. Thick going, that!
     
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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    I have tried the Sim. about 3-4 times and have yet to make it through!!!!
     
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    I didn't mind going throught the Simarillion, but the lost tales are very different in my opinion.
     
  7. peachcreek

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    I read and re-read the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales till I think I just about memorized them, along with a collection of cross reference material and such. The Sil. is really depressing- a story of beautiful people slaughtered, tortured and decimated for generation after generation because of a difference of opinion. Hmmm. Wait, no, thats' Newsweek.....