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Long Beach Geeks Message Board › GRR Martin better than Tolkien?

GRR Martin better than Tolkien?

Armando G.
user 71783152
Long Beach, CA
Post #: 1
Is this blasphemy? Should this even be a discussion? Is Martin overrated? Would Lord of the rings been better with sex scenes and curse words? I wouldn't mind reading descriptions of hobbit mating! Something about those hobbit feet.
A former member
Post #: 220
Tolkien could write hundreds of pages and resort to but a single word of Latin origin per page. He also wrote before the age of cinema and thus without the more modern pacing a structure with which we are all now familiar.

Having said that, I believe that if one could somehow meld the works of those two authors (perhaps via an Infinite Improbability Field, see footnotes), the result would be that every English-speaking person on the planet would have not only have read the entire LotR trilogy, but loved it deeply.
Harmon
Harmon3
Anaheim, CA
Post #: 1,814
I read The Hobbit in 1976 or so and The Lord of the Rings shortly thereafter. I like that I can now read the same books to my grandsons. There are other books that I like that I can't read to my grandsons. As for which one is "better", all of my favorite books go to 11. There is no 12, and the scale drops from 11 to 5 to meh real fast.
A former member
Post #: 658
Well I don't know or ever heard of GRR Martin. But I love Terry Brooks works especially the prequels series.
Tom P.
user 19433451
Long Beach, CA
Post #: 3
I enjoyed reading a few books of the Game of Thrones series--the man is a good writer! But Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are very well written and they each has a beginning, middle and end! I just got bogged down in GRR Martin's epic telenovela. But if Tolkien had a little more grittiness, that would be fine.
Fujio R.
Princeofpie
San Pedro, CA
Post #: 15
That's silly Tolkien is way better even G. R. R. Martin him self said Tolkien was better.
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