یاران حلقه - ارباب حلقه ها ، قسمت اول J.R.R. Tolkien

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Published: 2002

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798 pages


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یاران حلقه - ارباب حلقه ها ، قسمت اول  by  J.R.R. Tolkien

یاران حلقه - ارباب حلقه ها ، قسمت اول by J.R.R. Tolkien
2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 798 pages | ISBN: | 8.48 Mb

Never have I been so sad to give a low rating to such a revered book. Im so sorry. I cant tell you how sorry I am.Again, Im so sorry, but I found this book unbelievably dull. I really am so, so sorry. Im desperately sad about this. This series has been such a foundation for modern-day fantasy that Im incredibly disappointed in myself for not liking this.

I have always wanted to be a Tolkien fangirl. Ive always wanted to learn Elvish and get completely offended à la Stephen Colbert but I cant. I just cant.I want so desperately to love Tolkien, but it just aint happening.Ive been trying this book for 17 years. Tolkien and I have a sad history. Ive always been a book lover, when I was young, I would persist through any book, no matter how trying. The Hobbit was the first book that made me fall asleep. Its memorable to me because thats the first time, and only the second time its ever happened.

The other book that made me fall asleep? You guessed it.The Fellowship of the Ring.I tried The Fellowship in 10th grade. I couldnt get past Bilbos birthday party.I tried it again almost 10 years ago when I was stuck in bed for several days due to, oh, a giant surgical wound in my neck. My doctor said I had to stay in bed for a few days. So, I reasoned, what better way than to resume my attempt at reading one of the greatest literary classics of all time than whole having no other option?Audiobook it was!

I didnt last past Tom Bombadil before I decided, fuck this, Im going to head to the gym with a bloody bandage on my neck. True story. I got a lot of really weird looks. My doctor gave me a prescription for Vicodin because he was concerned the pain would be too much to bear. Apparently, I didnt even need the Vicodin because that pedophile Tom Bombadil put me right to sleep.Seriously, were it not for the fact that it is written by Tolkien, I would have hated this book.

It was so unbelievably dull. There were parts, that to a Tolkien amateur like me, didnt have a whit of relevance or anything interesting to add to the plot (namely, say, the first 700 pages of the book). Seriously, what the fuck is up with the farmer and Tom Bombadil?The plot was all sorts of disjointed. Some parts just didnt make any sense. Tolkien is a linguist at heart, and it shows, because all the famous quotes we know from him are just sound bytes.

In context, sometimes they dont really make any sense. All the poems and songs are in there to sound pretty, and frankly, they bored the fuck out of me.For instance, in the middle of a serious dinner party where the company is just trying to decide what to do about the ring (surely a simple task), all of a sudden little Frodo stands up and solemnly announces.All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost-The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring-Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be kingI was like what the fuck, man?!

Where did that come from? It makes absolutely no sense in the context of the scene. Oh, sure, its an inside thing on how Aragorn was the secret king, but nobody knew that! Everyone, elf, hobbit, dwarf, (and me) would have thought he was completely high on some elven grass.Let me make this clear: I do not, for an instance, doubt Tolkiens literary value.

I think he has been an inspiration to generations of writers, artists, hell, gamers. My beloved World of Warcraft game featured elves, pretty much every fantasy book we have these days have been inspired in one way or another by Tolkien. Again, he was an amazing linguist, his work developing the Elvish tongue, among others, as well as his efforts in developing the rich, fantastic history of the world within his books is not to be disregarded by any means.But again, he is a linguist.

He is a scholar. He may be the most brilliant one of those in the world, an inspiration to generations, but for me, personally, his writing is not to my tastes.But damn, the movies were amazing!



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