Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: Sauron Defeated

Sauron Defeated (The History Of The Lord Of The Rings Part Four), by J.R.R. Tolkien If previous volumes of this series that I have read have been odd metafictional experiences by which one sees some of the manuscript editing that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Treason Of Isengard

The Treason Of Isengard (The History Of The Lord Of the Rings:  Part Two), by J.R.R. Tolkien It is remarkable just how little of this book has to do with the Treason of Isengard.  Although I am very familiar with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Return Of The Shadow

The Return Of The Shadow (The History Of the Lord Of The Rings Part 1), by J.R.R. Tolkien If someone is a would-be writer of a fantasy epic in the same way that J.R.R. Tolkien was, this book is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien And The Great War

Tolkien And The Great War:  The Threshold Of Middle-Earth, by John Garth This particular book will remind its readers about the focus of the recent movie on Tolkien [1] that focused its attention on the TCBS and Tolkien’s school-age friends, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien

Tolkien:  How An Obscure Oxford Professor Wrote The Hobbit And Became The Most Beloved Author Of The Century, by Devin Brown In reading this book I am reminded that there are a great many people who might want to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues

Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues:  Exploring The Spiritual Themes Of The Lord Of The Rings, by Mark Eddy Smith This book is a classic example of a secondary work whose whole reason for being depends on the primary existence and popularity of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien And C.S. Lewis: The Gift Of Friendship

Tolkien And C.S. Lewis:  The Gift Of Friendship, by Colin Duriez There are not nearly enough books that have been written about the subject of friendship.  This particular book seeks to look at two particularly famous and illustrious friends who … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Languages

One of the aspects of human creativity that deserves more attention is the way that languages can be created.  While the evolution of languages has been viewed by some [1] as an undirected evolution that demonstrates the feasibility of evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies

The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies, by Greg Harvey As someone who has read a few books in this particular series [1], and other series like it, I often ponder whether such a book like this is necessary.  I … Continue reading

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Imitatio Imitatio Dei In Leaf By Niggle

It is one thing to ponder the question of human beings imitating God through their creativity, but in his poignant and touching short story “Leaf By Niggle,” Tolkien manages to ponder the question of how our creations in this world … Continue reading

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