Tolkien vs. Verne

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Tolkien vs. Verne

Postby Nyufrost » Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:32 am

So, how does everyone think Tolkien's writing compares or differs with that of Jules Verne?
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Postby TerraFrost » Sun Jun 15, 2003 2:21 am

i've never read the works of jules verne, but... they are of different genres (tolkien is of the fantasy genre, jules verne, of sci-fi), so... they may not compare all that easily...
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Postby Evlfrost » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:56 pm

Ah Jules Verne! What a great author, one of my favorites actually. Yes I would have to agree with what Terra said. They do not compare easily as they are different genres. I like Tolkiens work better but Jules Verne is still top notch. A classic author that deserves to be read.
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Postby Rao » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:24 pm

I think that a look of tolkiens writing is dry, meaning not alot of wonderful images like those of jules verne who seems to be able to describe much better than tolkien. But as for that, Tolkien made a world for of creatures, jules, ahh he just is a little weird.
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Postby Icegaze » Fri Jul 04, 2003 7:06 pm

I think Tolkien's more fun to read with the epic battles. Verne is a good adventure though.
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Postby Tar-Herunole » Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:20 pm

JV has a handful of interesting novels, but they are mainly entertaining. Tolkien tries to go most deep into a cosmogony/theology and into the analysis of the effect of heroism and power among other values...
In both cases, specially in Verne, we can say that apart from the central most famous books, you have a lot of difficult reading stuff. Have you read the green ray from Verne? I prefer Sir gawain and the green Knoght, but it's difficult as well
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Postby Evlfrost » Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:51 pm

Yeah Verne gave you a few novels but Tolkein immeresed you in an entire world.
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