Mangiat wrote:
> Why? I read LOTR when I was 13 and I find it even today one of the best
> books I've ever read.

I was about 20 or so (can't remember exactly when it was I read it), and
I agree that it was great, but I don't think that at 13 I'd've enjoyed

> Then I started reading the Sirmarillion but I've never
> finished it.

Same here.  Every so often, I pick it up and start again where I'd left

> Nowadays I don't read fantasy books anymore. Well, this year I read T.
> Brooks 'The Sword of Shannara', but once you've read LOTR...

LOTR is one of the few fantasy books I've ever read.  Magic and the like
really doesn't usually appeal to me.

"Their bodies did not age, but they became afeared of everything and
anything.  For partaking in any action at all could threaten their
precious and ageless bodies! ... Their victory over death was a hollow
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