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Beren And Lúthien by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee (book review).

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Beren And Lúthien by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee (book review).

Like many other genre fans, I first read Tolkien as a teen-ager. Although I loved ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’, when I tried to read ‘The Silmarillion’, I found its dry style of reportage too dull for my teen-age tastes and moved on to other authors. Years later, Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations […]

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Beowulf: a translation and commentary together with Sellic Spell by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (book review).

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Beowulf: a translation and commentary together with Sellic Spell by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (book review).

Words he spake, ‘his mail gleamed upon him, woven like stuff in crafty web by the cunning of smiths: ‘Hail to thee, Hrothgar! I am Hygelac’s kinsman and vassal; on many a renowned deed I ventured in my youth. To me on my native soil the matter of Grendel has become known…’’ So JRR Tolkien […]

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The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrún by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) (book review).

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The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrún by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) (book review).

The classical myths of southern Europe have dominated our culture for so long it’s difficult to imagine that other mythologies are equally as powerful. Now, on my morning commute, I spy a poster for Joanne M Harris’ ‘The Gospel Of Loki’. Thanks to Joss Whedon, Stan Lee and friends, the trickster god is firmly implanted […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (new trailer).

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (new trailer).

Do we spoil you or do we spoil you? Gaze upon the awsomeness that is the new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I like the dwarven singing, but it always reminds me of the text in the Spectrum game for The Hobbit… ‘The dwarves are singing again.’

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