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REVIEW: Unfinished Tales – J. R. R. Tolkien

This was the first of the several books to be published by Christopher Tolkien about his father’s stories and conceptions of Middle-Earth after he edited The Silmarillion into a relatively coherent narrative. Unfinished Tales contains drafts of stories which Tolkien … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: The Lord of the Rings

I was off work last Friday with an immovable neck, and since I couldn’t do anything useful, I sat down and watched the extended DVD editions of Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

(HarperCollins e-book 2004, based on 50th Anniversary edition) I first read The Lord of the Rings aged nine or ten and have, since then, re-read it many times. There are many pleasures to be had in re-reading this book, though … Continue reading

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The Shaping of Middle-Earth – J. R. R. Tolkien

(HarperCollins 2002, originally published 1986) The History of Middle-Earth – Vol. 4 (edited by Christopher Tolkien) The only works of Tolkien’s legendarium to have been published in a completed form during his lifetime were The Hobbit and The Lord of … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

(HarperCollins audiobook 2001, read by Martin Shaw) Let me say right now that I don’t much like audiobooks. The read word tends to distract me from other things, and I prefer to listen to music while doing chores or repetitive … Continue reading

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