"...The story is compelling (exciting, nerve-wracking, adventurous, annoying, and colorful), but it's not the easiest to read..."
Though ever the windy weather be cold, Or burning sun beat down all day
"Now do elves have pointed ears I should know, says they
"...Sam Gamgee turns out to be a heck of a lyricist. Mark my words, there's something special about that hobbit...maybe he won't turn out to be a magician or a warrior like Frodo suggests, but there is something about him."
After already reading The Silmarillion (though many of you seemed to disapprove of reading it before The Lord of the Rings), Mark-Edmond at last comes upon some history he is quite familiar with, and lets us know just what he thinks of it... His comments prompt me to ask, is The Silmarillion better?
"I can't agree with those of you who say it's in between The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In my experience I'd say it's almost exactly like The Hobbit..."
Another weird filk-song
"I just want to strangle them all for being so unbelievably stupid!"
"What I like about Tolkien, though, is that there's always a story behind the story. I like that because it's honest. It's more like our own lives..."
Continue with Mark-Edmond as he meets Tom Bombadil for the first time--and is rather taken with his appearance!
"I wonder if Tolkien had a bad experience in a forest of some kind when he was a kid..."
The Lord of the Rings is finally growing a bit on Mark-Edmond, it seems...
Feeling a bit uneasy...
Evil works better by implication, don't patronise audiences with some Darth Vader clone.
So... when was the last time you were insulted by J.R.R. Tolkien?