Stephanie Ricker's Reviews > Meditations on Middle Earth: New Writing on the Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien

Meditations on Middle Earth by Karen Haber
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Nov 29, 08

bookshelves: senior-thesis-research, fantasy, tolkien
Read in November, 2008, read count: 1

A rather random collection of essays be famous authors (mainly science fiction and fantasy) who love Tolkien. Some of them are a bit repetitive (there are really only so many ways you can say that Tolkien was a genius and inspired everyone), but many of the essays are entertaining purely for the writer's particular style. I especially loved this quote by Esther M. Friesner: “I am a writer. I have received money for doing this on several occasions, so the odds are that I will continue on this unfortunate course until someone catches wise. (If you don’t want a writer to come back, don’t feed him. This is a good, practical rule, and applies to cats as well. Writers are a lot like cats in this and many other respects, except for the part about being able to wash ourselves all over with our tongues. Dang.)”

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