Many claim the detailed, imaginative Middle-Earth is why Tolkien's books are popular, but the faith his characters display is what makes "The Lord of the Rings" phenomenal.
I like to think that I don't belong to a book club because no one is ready to dissect a text the way I do. But really, the reason is much simpler. I'm an introvert. I want to dissect books without actually talking to people. It sounds impossible, but I've found something to scratch my... Continue Reading →
As a long-time Tolkien fan, I have strong opinions about Peter Jackson's movies about Middle Earth. Because I love the books so much, it's easy to see every deviation from the books as a flaw. But Jackson did make at least one change to the story that was for the better. His ending to The... Continue Reading →
I recently came across an interesting diagram that shows various statistics about thirty famous books, including how long it took to write them. Of the thirty books included, the one that took the longest was The Lord of the Rings*. Why did it take J.R.R. Tolkien sixteen years to complete his masterpiece? Some say perfectionism... Continue Reading →