The Silmarillion Book ↠ 386 pages

J.R.R. Tolkien º The Silmarillion Reader

The Silmarillion Book ↠ 386 pages ✓ A number one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published THE SILMARILLION is the core of JRR Tolkien's imaginative writing a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBITTolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work and though it was published last and posthuA number one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published THE SILMARILLION is the core of JRR Tolkien's imaginative writing a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBITTolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work and though it was published last and posthumously this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age this is the ancie Ever since I joined GR I’ve been putting off the writing of this book’s review but since I’m high as fuck on cold medicine I feel like I can do it so here suffer thru itAlong long time ago a little 3rd world kid with an afro became fascinated of what he read on the internet about some British writer named Tolkien he wanted his books it became his obsession so he embarked on a uest to find his books and read the shit out of them but alas The book was no where to be found on his dumb little island but that wasn’t going to stop our little afro hero he looked and looked he went to used bookstores he ordered 5 times in the expensive ones he looked online on the streets even on the flea markets but they were not to be found one day after wating for 2 hours for his translator to finish translating and E copy of The Lord of The Ring The Fellowship of The Ring Into Spanish and realizing that it made no fucking sense once translated our little afro hero went into the internet and founded the only bookstore with most of Tolkien’s work on stock in Spanish But there was only one problem the fucking bookstore was in freaking Spain the cost of the books SH was way of what our hairy friend had on his piggy bank so he did the unthinkable his parents had been bitching about his afro for months So he proposed to them that in exchange of his fro they should give him the books he wanted and they accepted in an act of self mutilation our fuzzy friend shaved his head to show his parent’s his anger over making him lose his fro after that the money was given to him he could order now his parents weren’t as stupid as he always thought and that day That day the curse was born It was like the curse of Feanor but lame the books took an entire year to arrive now imagine our froless hero waiting and waiting and calling and emailing and checking and re checking for a whole mother fucking year with his shaved head for those of you who wonder this is why I will never again buy a book from the internet I’m fucking traumatized but when they got there how to put it into words I read the first book 600 pages in one day the second in 3 days the third in 2 days the fourth on a day and a half and then it was time for the Silmarillion I didn’t know nothing about the Silmarillion I left it for last cuz I thought it would be the most boring one and boy was I wrong The first part The Music of the Ainur was such a mind blowing experience to me to the point of I cannot talk about anything else but how metal it sounded that my friends started complaining somebody got to the point of threaten me that if said something else about Melkor being the coolest I was going to get punch in the balls I mean if you ever read this book you should know how Melkor invented heavy metal on it then it was the lamps and all the gay stuff that I didn’t like that’s when I used to think Melkor was the coolest then came The Trees and I was just fascinated of how beautiful everything was I know it sounds mad gay But it was And then Melkor did something that made me stop thinking of him as the coolest he killed The Trees is not like I cried or anything like that but you know that was fuck up The guy is cool and all but I know it sounds stupid but I did like those Trees man by this time I was so lost in this book that one could actually call it an obsession I was walking while reading talking to the characters if I were to get a penny for every time I told a character on this book “turn back you fool” I’d be rich by now look I don’t wanna ruin anything to anybody I could honestly talk for hours about how fucking awesome Feanor is Or how big Fingolfin’s balls are bigger than Steven’s or how beautiful Luthien was and how I wished she never met Beren or how fucking sick and twisted Morgoth gets I mean the man was sick But I need to stop Cuz if I don’t I’ma be here for ever I wanna say is that Tolkien was the mother fucking greatest of all times man this is just such a beautiful bookeven tho the paper don’t agree with me on this it was self mutilation She has no idea how “attached”I was to that fro

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Nt drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor most gifted of the Elves Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth the first Dark Lord Thereafter the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown which w How To Build A Truly Convincing Fantasy World1 It's all about the language Make sure your world's language is convincing and you're pretty much there Conversely if your language sucks then everything else will2 Your book can't include than a few sentences in your invented language without losing your audience But it can include plenty of names So what people will really judge you on is the uality of the namesThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

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The SilmarillionAs guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle earth THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods their exile from Valinor and return to Middle earth and their war hopeless despite all their heroism against the great EnemyThis second edition features a letter written by JRR Tolkien describing his intentions for the book which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle eart 355 starsWith a new interest and determination I have finally finished reading The SilmarillionI have failed this book twice and I was so sure that I won’t attempt reading it again However I have just finished re watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy extended editions and reading the Three Great Tales of Middle Earth that’s edited by Christopher Tolkien I know this is not the recommended reading order but it's only because of doing these two activities that I found a new interest knowledge and motivation to actually persevere and finish this bookPicture Fingolfin versus Morgoth by Art CalaveraFinishing The Silmarillion for the first time was one of the most difficult reads I’ve ever attempted in my life It was so difficult that in my opinion reading this book alone was harder than reading the entirety of Malazan Book of the Fallen My main problem with it was that that I found it the first half of this book to be extremely boring I’m talking about hundreds of names characters places events being fired non stop at readers monumental events happening in two sentences and the extreme difficulty in caring with the characters because there was close to zero character’s thoughts exploration due to the biblical style of writing However after reading the three Great Tales of Middle Earth these names started to become familiar and much easier to remember In fact when I got back to it I found the second half to be so full of engaging and epic events “All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others” I won’t be reviewing each story in this book there are way too many of them and I genuinely think a lot of Tolkienist can do a much better job in explaining the greatness of this book Instead I’ll say this The First Age of Middle Earth makes the event of the Third Age events in The Lord of the Rings trilogy looks like a normal skirmish There were so many incredible and epic battle waged; tons of tragedy and loss; unmeasurable evil of Morgoth that makes Sauron looks like a brat Out of all the stories included in this book there were two that stands out the most to me One is obviously the story of Turin Turambar that has already been told in full details on The Children of Hurin I have done a full review on this story but to summarize it I absolutely loved it and I have no doubt it will be even better upon a reread one dayPicture The Sack of Nargothrond by Donato GiancolaThe other favorite story was definitely the War of Wrath which depicts the final battle of colossal proportion that ended the First Age of Middle Earth It’s such a shame though that this chapter was super short Like many of the stories contained in this book I genuinely think that if the right author re wrote these stories with multi characters POV to follow instead of an omniscient biblical style of writing War of Wrath would definitely be one of the most epic fantasy war to be written It’s seriously hard to explain the scope of this battle instead I’ll show you an image of the battle between Earendil the tiny blue light in the picture and Ancalagon the BlackPicture The Dragon and the Star by Manuel Castañón The Silmarillion was not an easy read and the first half of the book was completely not fun at all to read Due to the nature of writing style there were also a lot of events that could’ve worked so much better rather than making me feel so distant However this book clearly shows Tolkien’s capability as a pioneer in fantasy world building I didn’t even know how rich the lore and history behind Middle Earth was until I’ve read this one I highly recommend this book for patient readers and obviously fans of Tolkien If you’re not a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy I really think that it’s not mandatory for you to push through this book if it’s not working for you Don't get me wrong there were a lot of great scenes that really shows Tolkien's imagination at its highest level But overall I think I'm left wanting out of the stories than feeling completely satisfiedYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions