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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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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2003, 01:14:52 pm »
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HP all the way! LOTR is a very amazing, imaginative series, but its just to darn hard to read. Besides, I can relate a lot more to harry than Frodo. Though, the movie are a completly different game all together: Harry Potter movies suck (no offence to most of the actors) and the LOTR trilogy, obviously, rules.
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2003, 01:44:18 pm »
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Quote from: MysteriousMrWood on August 23, 2003, 01:06:20 pm   

^^^ I agree. They are both totally different books. You really can't compare them at all.
Thanks, Maggie. And also, just because Harry Potter came after LotR..doesn't mean that Rowling stole ideas from the books. Yes, it's quite possible that she was inspired by the trilogy (it's hard not to be, those are fantastic books), JUST as I'm sure Tolkien was inspired by other things whilst he was writing his books.
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2003, 02:34:39 pm »
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omg!everything is @ atie now harry potter 4, cant say 4 and lotr 4!!!!!!i voted for lord of the rings.
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2003, 02:35:36 pm »
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not atie* its and*...sorry i got to check the way i spell things. LOL
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2003, 03:16:20 pm »
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I've already posted, but I shall do so again. Lol, as has been said, there's really no comparison to be had between these books..

Tolkien wrote on such a different level then Rowling does.. I mean, he created a whole different world, a whole new history.. heck, even multiple new languages! Sure, Rowling is still amazing in her own rights, but in my opinion, no one will ever be able to compare to Tolkien in fantasy writing. Never.

And though I don't see how these books can be compared, sicne they're both awesome and totally different series, they always, inevitably will be. Oh well, it's just something we'll have to live with! Lol. Go LotR. Go Harry. Yay.
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2003, 02:24:48 pm »
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I found the plot of lotr all scattered. HP was much easier to follow and far more interesting. No offence to almighty tolkien!
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2003, 07:06:47 pm »
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...i could have sworn i made a post on this thread last night... *shrugs*
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2003, 10:16:03 pm »
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I love them both, but I do like LOTR better...
It is definately true though that you can't compare them, the fact that they are both fantasy books is the only thing they really have in common.
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2003, 05:00:48 pm »
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Quote from: amarie5 on August 26, 2003, 10:16:03 pm   

I love them both, but I do like LOTR better...
It is definately true though that you can't compare them, the fact that they are both fantasy books is the only thing they really have in common.
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2003, 01:57:01 pm »
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hmmm...book-wise i prefer HP, but film-wise i like LOTR
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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2003, 02:52:48 pm »
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Come on people, Harry Potter is a childrens book. you can't possibly compare it to LotR. Its a totally different genre. I enjoyed Harry Potter. Joanne Rowling is a great writer, very educated too. I noticed the similarities with LotR but I don't think she did it consciously. tolkien also drew on existing legend and myth, Rowling is free to use that too. Joanne must have read the Lord of the Rings once, since everyone has, especially someone with her interests and education. tolkiens creations are part of the standardd scala of myth and fairytale it must have subconsciously had influence on her writing.

So I agree with a lot of what you guys said.

Don't you dare to compare!
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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2003, 08:42:32 pm »
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Thanks Miriel, the voice of reason, finally!

Of course HP is easier to understand, it was written for children. Whereas LotR was Tolkiens' attempt at creating a book of mythology for England.

HP is based around the trials of an 11-15 year old boy and a few of his friends. LotR encompasses the troubles not only of the entire Middle Earth world, but if you take the other books Tolkien has written, The world of Middle Earth throughout the ages.

There's no comparison.

And as for Rowling, she has really let fame get to her, GoF wasn't even very well written, Any half decent fanfic I've read is better than it. The story was boring and predictable, a real let down.
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2003, 10:08:36 pm »
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Just because "there's no comparison" does not mean that one is better than the other.. As many have said - other than some interesting coincidences, LotR and HP are not similar to one another. The books are on completely different levels and each have their strong points as well as weak points. But I'm wondering.. How can you say one book is better than the other if there's nothing to compare the two? It all comes down to personal opinion as to what you prefer, really.
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2003, 04:31:26 am »
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Sorry, you misunderstood, let me explain.

I wasn't comparing them, there is no comparison. I like both (not including GoF) for different reasons, I just hate them getting compared.

I should have written that I agreed with you too, but I must have skipped some posts 


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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*

You summed it up there, I don't know how I missed it.
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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2003, 07:55:09 am »
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just wanna say... i cant remember why i started this thread but i think i am more interested in which you prefer to read... in a sense they are uncompareable but they do fall into the same genre and you can still compare books even if they have no relevance to eachother! (ie. i like tommorow when the war began better than harry potter ... this isnt my personal oppinion btw just an example) i dont think people need to be takeing offence to these being compared - the movies came out, they are both screenplays adapted from books and they are both in the same genre so i think in that respect they will allways be compared and it is fair to ask your oppinion!
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