Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sneak Preview Of New Tolkein Book

A writer for the Times of London has read the "new" JRR Tolkein book "The Children Of Hurin." He liked it, sort of, but since he said he could never get through "The Lord Of The Rings" and agrees with AN Wilson that Tolkein is hardly a writer, that doesn't sound very promising, does it? if it's anything like "The Silmarillion" or other snatches of Tolkein prose not found in TLOTR and The Hobbit, it's sure to be deadly dull. But I'll read it anyway. As an adult, I've been surprised and delighted by how well TLOTR is written, actually. His descriptive powers, especially of landscape and nature, are especially good.

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