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Question: Which books did you like better

Harry Potter   11 (20%)
Cant decide   17 (31%)
Lord of the Rings   26 (48%)
    
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« on: August 22, 2003, 12:07:46 pm »
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i hope this isnt allready a topic! i have to say i read The hobbit and LOTR after HP and i lost so much respect for JK rowling because there were so many things that felt like they were straight out of LORT ir. the forbiden forest - mirkwood, the giant spiders! and thats all i can think of for now he he eh!
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2003, 12:12:18 pm »
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Harry Potter, hands down.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2003, 12:14:09 pm »
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LOTR definately. Better written, more interesting, no annoying 12 year old children...
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2003, 02:47:53 pm »
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I can't choose.. I mean, Tolkien was a genius, and LotR is one of the best trilogies I have ever (and will ever) read. His writing is so detailed real; it really pulls you into the story, and makes you believe that hobbits and elves and Middle-Earth really do exist!

But on the other hand, Ms. Rowling has her own unique and wonderful style of writing, as well. True, her stories are not as in-depth and detailed, but they are still amazing, and full of adventure. The wizarding world in her stories comes alive for readers, too!

I feel in no way that JKR copied or borrowed any ideas from Tolkien. And if she did, I'm sure it was totally subconciously. There are some themes in fantasy stories that are just always present, no matter what. And therefore, I cannot possibly choose which stories I like best!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2003, 02:50:33 pm »
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I agree with Manda.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2003, 03:02:20 pm »
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Quote from: HobbitFancier on August 22, 2003, 02:47:53 pm   

I can't choose.. I mean, Tolkien was a genius, and LotR is one of the best trilogies I have ever (and will ever) read. His writing is so detailed real; it really pulls you into the story, and makes you believe that hobbits and elves and Middle-Earth really do exist!

That's right. I find I agree too. Might I add, that LOTR is a literary feat. Don't forget that Tolkien was a professor of language, he's literary and detailed. It's such a dense novel, but really intriguing.


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But on the other hand, Ms. Rowling has her own unique and wonderful style of writing, as well. True, her stories are not as in-depth and detailed, but they are still amazing, and full of adventure. The wizarding world in her stories comes alive for readers, too!

Yes, that's true, although not a literary as LOTR, JK Rowling should be credited for her brilliant ideas, esp for names and places. I feel also that you can't compare the two novels, HP appeals to a wider mass of readers, adults and children alike. Look at how the books flew off the shelfs for the fifth book.  LOTR also in a way, appeal to different readers. Some readers may not find Tolkien's style easy to read.

So, it's very difficult to compare, I think. Although the two tend to be compared inevitably, at times.





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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2003, 05:43:35 pm »
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Quote from: MysteriousMrWood on August 22, 2003, 12:12:18 pm   

Harry Potter, hands down.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2003, 09:14:10 pm »
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i agree a little with Anna. aragog? come on!
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2003, 10:14:17 pm »
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Lord of the Rings.
I read these books when I was right after I started high school, which was before Harry Potter even came out. And they really became special to me, and have been my favorites ever since.

I really like Harry Potter, but J.R.R. Tolkien had a writing style and creation that is really on a whole differant field than Rowling's work.
I think I will always have a huge amount of respect for Tolkien-he's so brilliant.
(And plus, if it weren't for him, there'd be no LOTR, and no LOTR movies-and how many people would honestly be posting here right now?)
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2003, 10:56:55 pm »
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well i gotta say allthough i have way more respect for J R R Tolkien i enjoy reading Harry More because its an easier read and if im in the mood for a fantasy book you dont have to have the concentration for Harry. I think basicaly i love the LOTR books but i have to be really inspired or something to be able to concentrate when reading them! but i think Lotr will always have so much more respect because it has inspired so many stories since and it is still loved after so many years which is how i feel it should be!

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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2003, 08:12:18 am »
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Quote from: Isilmewende on August 22, 2003, 09:14:10 pm   

i agree a little with Anna. aragog? come on!

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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2003, 08:29:35 am »
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can't decide.. if u want seriousness it's lotr, u want fun u need HP

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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2003, 08:45:58 am »
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2003, 09:20:22 am »
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fred and george rock !
They do indeed 

I don't really like when HP and LotR are compared, though. They're two different stories, on completely different levels.. They both have their good points and bad - it all comes down to what you prefer, really..You can't say which one is the overall best... *shrug*
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2003, 01:06:20 pm »
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^^^ I agree. They are both totally different books. You really can't compare them at all.
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