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The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

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Author J.R.R. Tolkien created his mythical Middle-earth as the setting for his greatest works, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Both the books and the intricate magical world they inhabit have been loved by fantasy readers and devotees of the blockbuster movie adaptation worldwide. The People's Guide to JRR Tolkien is an exploration Tolkien's world from the writers of ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 20th 2003 by Cold Spring Press
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joshua
Sep 01, 2008 joshua rated it really liked it
It's comforting to know that even though I bought and read this book, I didn't write it.
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The People's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien is a collection of nearly fifty short essays on Tolkien, primarily focusing on The Lord of the RingsTheOneRing.Net in the lead up to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. The book also contains five reviews of the first two film instalments and a question and answer section, dealing with some of the most common queries they get.

The essays cover a broad range of the topics, such as Tolkien's inspiration, morality and cultural norms in Middle-earth, the
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Dec 16, 2013 Lindsay Owens rated it it was amazing
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I found this collection of essays quite delightful. It's been many years since I've read "The Hobbit" or the "Lord of the Rings," but I've always been fascinated by the man who created (or as Tolkien would have said-- found within himself) one of England's greatest mythological stories. His love of languages and myths is something that I found terribly romantic as a child, and I was glad that these topics were not just introduced and overlooked but rather expounded in these essays.

The essays the
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Caseywd
Feb 01, 2008 Caseywd rated it really liked it
This is a series of essays written by members of TheOneRing.net regarding different aspects of The Lord of the Rings, and high fantasy in general. They are geeks to the subject matter, but that is also to say they are intelligent, they know what they are talking about, but they are down-to-earth and you can relate to them.
And if you're not going to read the whole thing, at least read "Where the Stars are Strange", one of the most beautiful true-short-stories I've read.
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