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The Return of the Shadow by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Jan 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Read from January 07 to 18, 2011

The first five Middle Earth history books just keep repeating every variation of the Silmarillion and Children of Hurin stories. This sixth volume finally gets around to the Hobbits and LOTR. You get to read the adventure all over again, but this time with notes on every false start and correction that Tolkien made along the way. Its almost like hearing the same story being told from several points of view. Some versions have all hobbits, then an elf or dwarf joins the "fellowship" and, of course, everyone's name changes a million times. Same author, same story, but everything old is suddenly new again!

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