Originally Posted by 58kcfan89
Alright, I gotta ask...
I've read The Hobbit as well as FotR, TTT & RotK (although the last 3 have been awhile ago, re-reading them now) and have heard those names before, but don't know much about them.
Basically, what the hell is Appendix A and where can I get more of my LOTR fix? TIA.
I know nothing about Tolkien, but a fellow projectionist and big Tolkien fan said something about after "Hobbit" and "LOTR" Tolkien wrote short stories to fill in some of the gaps, and that Peter Jackson liberally included a lot of stuff from those to better the continuity between the films. Apparently, from what I'm told, "Hobbit" as a stand-alone book isn't very good (e.g. characters wander in and out, like Gandalf saying "I have something to take care of" and vanishing for half the book or something like that).