"Early one morning last week, a Christianity Today International executive joined thousands of other Americans by driving out to a major retail chain to snag a newly advertised $15 copy of the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers DVD. He arrived to find the bins already cleaned out..."
Movies spark new interest in J. R. R. Tolkien trilogy, bringing in lots of cash
"A new book reveals how these two famous friends conspired to bring myth and legend--and Truth--to modern readers..."
Tom Shippey, the go-to man for all things Tolkien, has revised and expanded his 1982 work, and it is now, for the first time, available in paperback in America. The Road to Middle-earth is the book's third edition and benefits from new publications made in the last decade. Those who have read The Lord of the Rings or enjoyed the films so far and don't want to delve deeper than that may have reason to eschew this work.
The estate of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has allowed the publication of a Tolkien 'chronology' written by the owner of a one-man publishing house.
"VMI Publishers is releasing a new book by Hollywood Jesus columnist Greg Wright titled, Tolkien in Perspective: Sifting the Gold From the Glitter. Through his analysis, the author offers the reader a useful framework for assessing "Christian art" and the Christian response to art. As suggested by the subtitle, 'A Look at the Unsettling Power of Tolkien's Mythology,' Wright also helps explain why The Lord of the Rings is one of the great works of world literature..."
WHEN Australians open a book, they want to be carried away to another place and have fun on the way. This is proved by a survey of about 50,000 readers, who put fantasy epics in the first five spots on a list of Australians' 100 favourite books. JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings heads the list, followed by the first four Harry Potter instalments. Click the link below for the rest of the article
"The Awards Committee is now looking to recruit willing and enthusiastic judges to help decide the winners of the Awards. Judges will be expected to read and evaluate five or six pieces of fiction, poetry or critical writing per category, in between one and three categories..."
Twenty years ago, she said, writer Ursula K. LeGuin wrote the essay "Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons?" That essay still applies today, Pukkila said.