Well, in my listening to Serkis' reading of LotR, Frodo has been stabbed and we're mere paragraphs away from meeting Tom, Bert, and William again. This is far enough to allow me to pass some judgement on the overall performance, I think.Short version: I like it very much. I can confidently recommend it.Longer version: Serkis... Continue Reading →
Tolkien Recommended Reading
A listing of Tolkien's works and where they all fit together, with some guidance on reading-order.
A thrush by any other name might not be the sort that knocks.
Stupid is as Stupid Does
No matter how many times you read a book, you can always learn something new you'd overlooked.
When at last poor little Bilbo . . . poked his head out of the leaves he was nearly blinded . . . The sun was shining brightly . . . he saw all round him a sea of dark green ruffled here and there by the breeze. And there were hundreds [of]... Continue Reading →
Someone over on Quora asked what we learn of Gollum's character from the Riddles in the Dark chapter. I think it's a really interesting character study as we actually learn a great deal about Gollum from the riddle game. First, let’s look at a summary of the riddles in their proper order, with Gollum’s in... Continue Reading →