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  Taral-DLOS
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FateotJediFreak wrote:

I'm ashamed to say that the bible never even crossed my mind! I'm a terrible Christian! Sad

Don't feel bad. Smile

My first thought was The Complete Chronicles of Narnia. Wink

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Blasphemer...Tolkein was twice the writer Lewis was!

And I respectfully disagree!

Lewis and Tolkien had different strengths and, contrary to popular belief were very different people and writers. Tolkien was epic. He was a master at creating a vast world with believable languages, races, cultures, mythologies etc. To this day, I think few would disagree that Middle-Earth is the greatest fantasy world conceived by a single person.

However! I believe Lewis excelled Tolkien in many ways. The Narnia books are not epic fantasies. They are short, seemingly simple fairy tales. That's what is so brilliant about the Narnia books: Lewis did so much with so little. I continually find new things and new ways of looking at the Narnia books (example: recently I discovered that the Silver Sea was almost certainly inspired by Dante's words in Paradiso). I also think Lewis far surpassed Tolkien in wit. When I read Tolkien, I sometimes chuckle, when I read Lewis, I laugh out loud. I love his bluntness! He says the things everyone is thinking, but no one dares to say out loud. Razz I also prefer Lewis's characters. They're very simple, but they're so good. There's also a warmth in Lewis's writing that Tolkien doesn't have. Tolkien definitley has it, just not as much. When I'm reading Narnia, it feels like I'm a child again being told a story by a genial, slightly eccentric professor.
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Both authors are Literary geniuses whose work will stand for all time.
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See I love Tolkein's epicness. Its so huge and vast, and he literally created a whole other world. I love Lewis, don't get me wrong, but in terms of prose and style I'll take Middle-Earth over Narnia any day!
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To this day, I think few would disagree that Middle-Earth is the greatest fantasy world conceived by a single person.


Ahem. This is a Star Wars site. The few may be many when you take into account George Lucas.

But in literary worlds, I will certainly give Lewis and Tolkien their dues.
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Lewis and Tolkien both beat Lucas. I recall C. S. Lewis replyng to a fan who wanted more Narnia books. He said (paraphrase), "I can either stop with the audience still hungry or overfeed them." Something Lucas doesn't realize. Wink
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DVD: Love Actually (if person option A); The Directors Cut/Extended Cut of Fellowship of the Ring (if person option B)
VHS: Return of the Jedi
Video Game: Skyrim (PC so if I wander into a magical wireless hotspot on the island I can download mods Razz )
Person: I guess that would depend on whether I've struck out with the girls I know at the time I get stranded or whether I've been lucky. So option A) girlfriend B) My best pal who I know I could rely on and trust with my life in any situation
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