Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
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Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

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"DECONSTRUCTING TOLKIEN has something to offer just about everyone, no matter where your particular passions may lie. In this collection of essays, stories, discourses, and tributes, Ed McFadden has gathered together a wide range of topics, perspectives, and outlooks on some of the most intriguing factors concerning THE LORD OF THE RINGS. LORD OF THE RINGS is a masterpiece...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd, 188 pages
Published November 20th 2013 by Padwolf Inc. (first published January 2004)
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Leaflet
no stars. Who in the world thought it was a good idea to publish this?
Steve Cran
Deconstructing Tolkien was a good ,entertaining read.Edward J.McFadden is a definite fan of JRR Tolkien as can be evidence by the forwards and the introduction. The first chapter goes into the biographical details of his life as do most book which is all good fine and well. But then the author makes supposition that I have no way of verifying, it is all guess work. The author rotates on two concepts, authors that may have influenced JRR and writer that he has influenced. First a chapter on who i...more
Micah Joel
You have to come to this book with an appreciation for what it really is.

It intertwines three things: classic fiction that influenced (or may have influenced) Tolkien--from Chaucer to Grimm to Lovecraft--two of the author's original Tolkien-inspired stories, and a fairly informal and opinionated discussion and analysis of LoTR and to a lesser extent, The Hobbit. It's a little like having a beer with that writer friend of yours who knows way more about Tolkien than you do.
Sem
If laughter is therapeutic, I'm a vastly healthier person than I was when I began this book.
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Edward J. McFadden III juggles a full-time career as a university administrator and teacher, with his writing aspirations. His thriller/mystery novel The Black Death of Babylon will be released this fall from Post Mortem Press. His story “Starwisps” appears in the Fantastic Stories anthology edited by Warren Lapine. He is the author/editor of six published books: Jigsaw Nation, Deconstructing Tolk...more
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