Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A technical, informative read on Tolkien's writings

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the CenturyJ.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book discusses Tolkien's development of the Middle-earth universe that is the setting for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Shows how Tolkien's philology was the basis from which he developed his many stories. This book is pointless to read if you haven't read at least two of the above-mentioned works. Sometimes technical, usually interesting.

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