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Christopher Tolkien passes away at 95

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Isadoorian, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Isadoorian

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    Several years ago he published the 'Children of Hurin'. It was maybe his last work. So off I went to the bookstore and asked a shop worker if they had it and got the weirdest look. It's a dialect thing. Where I come from we do not pronounce the 'H". For example 'Hugh' is pronounced 'You'.
     
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    Yes, I need to get that, along with The Unfinished Works; I already have The Hobbit & LotR, along with The Simirillion
     
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    If you have the Sil you basically have the Children of Hurin, its just an edited version of the Turin Turimbar story. The unfinished tales/works are well worth it however and have much new material. I did also get the audio book version of the Children of Hurin as it has a long extensive prologue/intro read by Christopher himself and the main work was read by Christopher Lee who did a really good job.
     
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    I read The Simarillion when I was in my early twenties and it helped me get through some tough times I was having at home and with my mental health. I have the Tolkien works to thank for helping me cope with difficult times and the books will always have a special place with me.
     
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    I've been envious of people who have died of natural causes the past few years because they no longer have to go on living in this horrific world.
     
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    I have listened to Tolkien's frequently (audio books) during times of injury and illness. I think of them as almost a form of medicine.
     
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