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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:32 am

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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:34 am

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Bought a few days ago from GyoBo Mungo bookstore in downtown Seoul. 15,000 Won (about US$12.) 3-in-1!
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Postby integspec on Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:16 am

Bandi and Lunis (CoEx, Seoul) sells a boxed edition of LOTR Triology + Hobbit for 40,000 KRW. But they are a revised edition from Tolkien's originals.

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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:31 am

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:50 am

Do you have the Korean version?
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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:56 am

UALOneKPlus wrote:Do you have the Korean version?


No, I don't read books in the Korean language though I can fluently write in Korean. Haven't for 10 years. It is not a pleasant thing to read a book translated from English into Korean.
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Postby F1Pilot on Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:16 am

Kennyshin wrote:It is not a pleasant thing to read a book translated from English into Korean.

Heh! A lot lost in translation or something?
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Postby MikeTR on Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:16 am

Kennyshin wrote:
UALOneKPlus wrote:Do you have the Korean version?


No, I don't read books in the Korean language though I can fluently write in Korean. Haven't for 10 years. It is not a pleasant thing to read a book translated from English into Korean.


Especially not this one. I read it in English, Dutch and partly in French (don't know what made me try on that though :roll: ). The original is beyond compare. The linguistic nuances used by Tolkien get lost in translation.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:32 am

absolutely!
reading Tolkien in a language other than English is unthinkable!

i pity those who can't.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:40 am

i have this:
The Lord of the Rings (Leatherette Collector's Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0395193 ... eader-link

two of them actually! :o
one brand spanking new still in the box.
the other is very worn... :wink:

also this:
The Hobbit (Leatherette Collector's Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0395177 ... eader-link
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Postby MikeTR on Tue Dec 16, 2003 10:08 am

dodecahedron wrote:i have this:
The Lord of the Rings (Leatherette Collector's Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0395193 ... eader-link

two of them actually! :o
one brand spanking new still in the box.
the other is very worn... :wink:


Nice leatherbound edition that one, but I found the red ink on the top of the pages getting on my nerves after a while. Didn't buy that one, but if I ever find another leatherbound edition I sure will get that.
I've got a very old Dutch three-in-one edition with extremely thin pages, quite like a bible (which I never read anymore). And in English a very, very worn HarperCollins paperback, as well as a large hardback (not leatherbound sadly).
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