I read LOTR right before the first movie, just to go to the cinema knowing the original written material. Didn't enjoy the book really, I was often bored, but the movies were great adaptations. Better than the book in my opinion. I'm more into Sci Fi though.
"Game of thrones" is absolutely brilliant as a TV series. Don't know about the books, although I suppose they're very good from what I've heard.
But Tolkien is not my cup of tea.
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