Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on May 14, 2021 14:28:10 GMT -6
I forgot to post that I finally finished the History of Middle-earth series! After the Notion Club Papers, Sauron Defeated became a bit of a slog because of how technical the section on Adunaic was. I assume these were Tolkien's personal notes about the grammar rules of the language. I can't imagine he wanted to publish this, as I doubt anyone but his fellow philologists would care about this level of detail. Still, he did frame it as Lowdham's essay about Adunaic so it had a fictional history. Makes me wonder what Tolkien's intentions were.
In any case, since I read the books out of order and already finished the last three -- I've finished the series! Feeling a bit like Frodo now:
The whole top shelf of my bookcase is all Tolkien books now and it feels good to have read them all. Now all I'm missing are some of his non-Middle-earth books (Sigrid and Gudrun, The Story of Kullervo, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, Mr. Bliss, etc.).
Post by Stormrider on May 17, 2021 12:49:17 GMT -6
I'll say! I've never read any of the Home series through, just skimmed them in doing research. The one I have mostly read though is Unfinished Tales, it is easier to read and was more interesting (to me) content.
Last Edit: May 17, 2021 12:55:40 GMT -6 by Stormrider
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