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Old 07-21-2002, 07:35 AM   #1
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Silmaril ne body who read roverandom....

what did u think of roverandom??
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Old 07-21-2002, 08:35 AM   #2
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It's been a while since I read it, but I think it's a cute little story. I wanted to write more, but all I can come up with, is 'a cute little story' [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] In the beginning I feel so sorry for Roverandom, but I'm glad he gets a home at last. (Oops, now I probably ruined it for a lot of Roverandom-readers out there... *Mele hides in her corner trying not to show her shame*) [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-22-2002, 11:12 AM   #3
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I also think it was a cute story, and very imaginetive. I thought the part on the Moon was pretty interesting, too. When I first read it, we were drying Lemon Thyme in the oven, so when ever I smell the thyme, I think of the book! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-22-2002, 12:26 PM   #4
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I think that it was a good book, after all, it was written by Tolkien! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] It had the depth that LOTR had, or so I thought. He could have written histories of the wizard people there, and of the moon place and the sea place. It could have been as big as ME.

The only thing that I didn't like about it was that it was, really, a childrens book. Sorry, but I am not a child nemore. But then, the hobbit was also a childrens book so I can't really complain.

Good book it was!
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Old 07-22-2002, 02:15 PM   #5
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I considered buying it, but decided I didn't want to spend the money on a little children's book like that. Was this a bad decision?
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Old 07-22-2002, 02:18 PM   #6
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Silver-Shod muse:

Run back out and buy it.


Key point: Tolkien's son Michael was 4 yrs old when he lost his little toy dog. Tolkien wrote Roverandom to cheer the lad up.

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Old 07-22-2002, 02:22 PM   #7
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Is that something else by Tolkien? I've never heard of it, but if it's not a ME thing, let's leave it alone! What was the question title? I couldn't read, welcome to the barrow downs ye newly deceased newbie!
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Old 07-22-2002, 04:04 PM   #8
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I just read Roverandom this last weekend. I was hoping to find Morgoth's Ring, but Roverandom was the only Tolkien book there which I didn't already own. For a childrens story I didn't think it was all that bad, but for 13 bucks it's not worth the money unless you're serious into collecting any and all things written by JRRT.
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