The Two Towers - Book IV

January 3, 2016 - March 15, 2016

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The Taming of Smeagol

by noWizardme, January 3-8, 2016

Part 1: Frodo gets metaphysical Jan. 3

Part 2: of nazgul and magic ropes Jan. 4

Part 3:Frodo and Smeagol reach an understanding Jan. 6

Part 4: Frodo, Sam and Smeagol/Gollum - disparate or complementary characters? Jan. 8

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kyriel, November2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Nimfalma Took, May 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by N. E. Brigand, October 2005

See the 4th Discussion by laerasea, June 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, March-April 2011

 

The Passage of the Marshes

by oliphaunt, January 10-14, 2016

Conversation 1 of 3 Jan. 10

Conversation 2 of 3 Jan. 12

Conversation 3 of 3 Jan. 14

 

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, November 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by nerdanel50, May 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Altaira, October 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Modtheow, June-July 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Ataahua, April 2011

 

The Black Gate is Closed

by Al Carondas, January 17, 2016

[The Black Gate is Closed] Jan. 17

 

See the 1st Discussion by Blue Wizard, November 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Doorwarden of Theoden, May-June 2003

 See the 3rd Discussion by Canto di Numenor, October 2005

See the 4th Discussion by sador, July 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, April 2011

 

 

Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

by Hamfast Gamgee, January 25-30, 2016

[First part] Jan.25

final part! Jan. 30

 

See the 1st Discussion by Septembrist, Nov.-Dec. 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by gullygilly, June 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by squire, October 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Saelind, July 2008

See the 5th Discussion by One Ringer, April 2011

 

 

The Window on the West

by MirielCelebdel, January 31, 2016

[The Window on the West] Jan. 31

 

See the 1st Discussion by Septembrist, December 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Celandine Brandybuck, June  2003

See the 3rd Discussion by an seleichan, November 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Menelwyn, July 2008

See the 5th Discussion by entmaiden, April 2011

 

 

The Forbidden Pool

by Hamfast Gamgee, February 7-13, 2016

[The Forbidden Pool] Feb. 7

Part Two Feb. 10

final thoughts Feb. 13

The 1st Discussion archive has been lost.

See the 2nd Discussion by hatster, June 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Isis, November 2005

See the 4th Discussion by weaver, July-August 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Elizabeth, May 2011

 

 

Journey to the Cross-roads

by Mironiel,  February 14, 2016

[Journey To The Crossroads]  Feb. 14

 

See the 1st Discussion by Gorel, December 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by NZ Strider, June 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Silent_Watcher, November 2005

See the 4th Discussion by a.s., August 2008

See the 5th Discussion by squire, May 2011

 

 

The Stairs of Cirith Ungol

by squire, February 22-26, 2016

1. Paler indeed than the moon ailing in some slow eclipse was the light of it now, wavering and blowing like a noisome exhalation of decay... Feb. 22

2. And out of the gate an army came. Feb. 23

3. ‘Careful!’ he whispered. ‘Steps. Lots of steps. Must be careful!’ Feb. 24

4. ‘…some will say at this point: “Shut the book now, dad; we don’t want to read any more.”’ Feb. 25

5. Gollum looked at them. A strange expression passed over his lean hungry face. Feb. 26

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kyriel, January 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by drogo_drogo, June-July 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by nefisa3, November 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Saelind, August 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Pryderi, May 2011

 

Shelob's Lair

by enanito, February 28-March 3, 2016

1. There wasn't a tunnel on the travel brochure Feb 28

Aside concerning immortal/spirit beings having children in Arda Mar 2

2. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... Mar 3

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kimi, January 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by JewelTook, July 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by linkinparkelf, Nov.-Dec. 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Beren IV, August 2008

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, May 2011

 

 

The Choices of Master Samwise

by N.E. Brigand, March 7-14, 2016

#1. "You cannot go home alone" Mar 7

2. “Fear her no longer, the fay-woman! Fell fate take her!” Mar 10

3. "'My name also is Ransom,' said the Voice." Mar 14

4. Open Discussion ("What never? Hardly ever.") Mar 14

 

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, January 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by notlost, July 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by erather, November 2005

See the 4th Discussion by Dreamdeer, August 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Standingstone, May-June 2011

 

Book IV Read-through - any points about the book in general? <NoWizardMe> Mar 15

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