Bored of the Rings

No doubt required reading for nerds of a certain age, on the surface the jokes are juvenile, but the text is laced with love for the finer details; a lesser spoof would have neglected things like Tolkien’s appendices or the ‘Concerning Hobbits’ prologue. This book rewards an appreciation of Tolkien’s style, his world-building, his excesses.Continue reading “Bored of the Rings”

Lord of the Rings Volume 2 – The Two Towers

“Where now are the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?Where is the harp on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?They have passed like rain on the mountain,Continue reading “Lord of the Rings Volume 2 – The Two Towers”

Lord of the Rings Volume 1 – The Fellowship of the Ring

It’s been a long time waiting but it’s finally happened. I’ve started reading Lord Of The Rings and I can’t be happier! The books are epic and there is so much more in them compared to the movies. I have watched all three movies, extended editions, multiple times and I have had marathons over theContinue reading “Lord of the Rings Volume 1 – The Fellowship of the Ring”