RE: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: LOTR discussion?
I bought The Children of Hurin the day it came out
I love it – but of course I loved it when I read it years ago in the Silmarillion
Yes, there is a bit more detail – but frankly it doesn’t seem that much more than the one I read 20 years ago
From: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Brian Sheehan
Sent: 01 June 2008 04:47
Subject: Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: LOTR discussion?
Greetings Gus! It would be great to have an edition of The Hobbit in Portuguese.
I read Children of Hurin last year. I thought it was pretty good, very much in the writing style of The Silmarillion (i.e. high language). It is a tragedy in the Greek sense of the word: it is fatalistic, full of great highs and inescapable lows. Túrin, the hero, accomplishes great things, but is always brought down through his own hubris... as fated by Morgoth.
If you enjoyed The Silmarillion, then I think you'd enjoy the Children of Hurin (CoH).
Maybe others could chime in on their opinions of CoH?