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ThanosReXXX

@Blitzenexx Haha, well, if you read the book first (and props to you, since getting into the story initially is pretty slow going, because of the way Tolkien wrote and constructed it), be prepared for a reasonable number of "but that didn't happen" or "why did they leave that out?" moments. Like I said: it's probably the best book to movie adaptation there is, but it's still not 100%. Oh, and be sure to watch the latest versions, at least they've added some extra material.

But all in all, the movies are great. In fact: I'm watching the trilogy again as we speak. One of the networks I'm subbed to, decided to do a "Lord of the Rings Monday" cycle, so every Monday, one of the movies is shown. And even after already having seen all of them 4 times, they still get to me. Be prepared to be moved, perhaps even to tears, because there certainly are some heavy and beautiful moments in there.

Even though they were made several years later, and the effects they used are more advanced, the Hobbit trilogy can't even compare. Probably also because he spread the much smaller story so thin, that he had to add several elements to it, to pad it all out again...

@Delibheel Yeah, like I said: he overstepped there, probably still a bit drunk on his success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. And it being five times longer? How about nearly ten? The Hobbit is just an average length pocket book, while the complete edition of The Lord of the Rings is almost 1300 pages...

@the_shpydar Haha, that's pretty funny. Wonder how I ever missed that, since I did regularly watch Robot Chicken.

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Morpheel

I didn't want to overshot it. Made a physical comparison between the books I have on the shelf

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel I figured you did something like that, but the problem with that is that the Hobbit book uses normal paper, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy uses extra thin paper (making a physical comparison skewed), unless you have the three parts in separate books. And those separate parts aren't the complete edition either, so they're missing quite a few pages...

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Morpheel

I have a collection with four small books. So they all use the same flimsy paper!

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel Aha, so a quadrilogy, with The Hobbit included, then?
Hate to break it to you, but still not the complete edition...

And then there's also still The Silmarillion, so if you're up for it, there's a fifth book...

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Morpheel

Not really interested in the differences between complete and not complete as long as they tell the main story. These books do seem to have the most recent version though, whichever that might be.

I do want to get the silmarillion. Too bad it was not included in my mini collection, they're adorable.

It's cheap on kindle, but I don't really want to add yet another book to the backlog there at the moment.

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel "whichever version that might be"

Well, the one with the latest print run, obviously, and the added foreword telling you that this is the latest, completely revised and re-edited edition...

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Morpheel

It says 2014 in the first page.

And it says "this edition contains all the corrections revisions that have been introduced since the release of the original publication".

Is that the latest version?

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel I just checked, and it actually is. The only difference between the hardcover bound edition (which is the one I got) and the separate books, is that it misses the appendices and legends. But you've got the complete story otherwise.

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel That's a pretty good looking set, so congrats on that purchase, also for the price: I paid almost 35 euros for my hardcover book, which contains only the trilogy, so in dollars, that's almost $40.

I was kinda messing with you, though. You're not missing anything important, unless you're a complete history and legends and lore nut. And it's not even real history, seeing as it's Middle Earth lore.

The extras contain more and/or elaborate back stories on all the families involved, family trees, lore and foot notes, so for all the people interested in those kinds of things, it's a worthwhile purchase, or for (obsessed) people like me, who don''t like "complete" editions if they aren't really complete...

And I also don't like the backs of books becoming worn or crinkled, which happens a lot with paperbacks, so whenever hardcovers are available, I'll always go for those.

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Morpheel

These are weird in the sense they're technically paperbacks, but the covers are more like a leatery rubbery plastic.

Bendy, but not paper-delicate.

As for negatives, being smaller books, the pages feature small text, and the pages themselves are relatively delicate. Not to the point of unreadable but still.

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel Yeah, upon checking them out a second time, I did notice that. Would be too small for my taste,
and also for my eyes...

For me, it's also a bit of a notion/idea, that this story is what one would call a tome, a chronicle, and as such,
I find that a large, bound book fits that concept the best. Big story, big book. And it does exude something (alluring, almost magical, but certainly impressive), sitting in your book case...

But I can understand that it's not for everyone, and that even if it would be, not everyone has the shelf space or room to store all kinds of big versions of books.

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ThanosReXXX

@Octane Didn't know you were actually gone? So, what's up with that?

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Link-Hero

ThanosReXXX wrote:

And I also don't like the backs of books becoming worn or crinkled, which happens a lot with paperbacks, so whenever hardcovers are available, I'll always go for those.

I have the same opinion on paperback. Always disliked them even as a kid since they've always felt cheap and flimsy, and the spine wears out and gets damaged way to easily.

If you look at the books of Harry Potter I've collected since I was a kid in the early 00's, you'll see that 1-4 are paperback while 5-7 are hardcover. Just by looking at the first four books, you'll think I took poor care of them and was too ruff, but that isn't the case. The only thing I did was read through them like you normally would. The corners of front and back cover are subtly curled and torn while the spine has a bunch of cracks. 5-7 still don't look too bad besides being slightly worn.

You know what, those first few Harry Potter books of mine is the reason why I dislike paperback now that I think about it.

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ThanosReXXX

@Link-Hero Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I also enjoy reading hardcovers more, simply because with paperbacks, I never want to fold them open completely, due to that damaging the spine too much.

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