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    LotR/Hobbit VS ASOIAF/GOT

    The teacher and student

    which do you prefer



    I know it's apples and oranges but still

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    apples and oranges. i personally prefer LotR
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    Yeah, they're like comparing Star trek to Star wars. Space fantasy to Space fiction.

    ASOIAF has more detailed characterization though obviously, which makes it superior in that regard, but Lotr has a better fitting theme and is much more realized in terms of lore tbh.




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    the one who has the silmarillion


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    the one who has the silmarillion
    it's that good?

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    I mean one has finished and the other still hasn't, and probably never will. I don't think this is much of a contest. ASOIAF wishes it could be LOTR. And I say this as someone who actually prefers the former over the latter (in terms of personal enjoyment).

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    The one I didn't have to pay and spend 1/3 of my life in the theater for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VICE View Post
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    Yeah, they're like comparing Star trek to Star wars. Space fantasy to Space fiction.

    ASOIAF has more detailed characterization though obviously, which makes it superior in that regard, but Lotr has a better fitting theme and is much more realized in terms of lore tbh.
    Ehhhh, how so

    Of course Tolkien beats out Martin in lore though, then there's also the fact that he laid the foundations Martin tries so desperately to escape

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    it's that good?
    The Silmarillion has just about everything ASoIAF has, murder, politics, betrayal, incest and Tolkien writes it better
    get to it

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    I mean one has finished and the other still hasn't, and probably never will. I don't think this is much of a contest. ASOIAF wishes it could be LOTR. And I say this as someone who actually prefers the former over the latter (in terms of personal enjoyment).
    As sad as it is I've given up hope too

    dude is in his 70's, pretty badly obese, it's been seven years since a A Dance with Dragons, 13 years since A Feast For Crows and 18 since he's put out a book that wasn't mostly filler

    shame too, lots of stuff that are unresolved

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    The Silmarillion has just about everything ASoIAF has, murder, politics, betrayal, incest and Tolkien writes it better
    get to it
    I've read a summary of it on the wikis. it's interesting but not that interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Void View Post
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    it's that good?
    it's the real masterpiece of the saga

    lotr itself is not a leg of it, and the hobbit is a tale for kids

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    I've read a summary of it on the wikis. it's interesting but not that interesting
    never fallen in love with a book for its wiki summary tbh


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    it's the real masterpiece of the saga

    lotr itself is not a leg of it, and the hobbit is a tale for kids

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    never fallen in love with a book for its wiki summary tbh
    ive fallen in love with mangas for their grills tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Void View Post
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    ive fallen in love with mangas for their grills tho
    silmarillion's boys though



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    silmarillion's boys though

    Bishie sauron has my attention

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    I enjoyed A Song of Ice and Fire saga a lot more than reading the Lord of Ring books.

    Never touched the Silmarillion so I can't say anything about that.

    The hobbit book was garbage. It is a children book made before World War 2.

    The Wheel of Times series is better than both.


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