So... when was the last time you were insulted by J.R.R. Tolkien?
"So, the adventure begins! And now, it gets interesting... The tale of the ring is so epic that it pales The Hobbit and reminds me of the grandeur of the Silmarillion."
After a bit of a summer break, Mark-Edmond returns with his first review of Tolkien's grand epic, The Lord of the Rings.
Mark-Edmond assesses his first journey through The Hobbit and looks forward to following the fellowship in Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings.
Mark-Edmond reaches the climax of The Hobbit.
Mark-Edmond approaches the end of the Hobbit...
Mark-Edmond is nearly complete with The Hobbit! This time, Bilbo comes upon Smaug and the Arkenstone...
Continue with Mark-Edmond on his first journey through Tolkien's works...
Join Mark-Edmond as he continues his journey through Tolkien's works of Middle-earth. This time Bilbo comes upon "Flies and Spiders"...
Mark-Edmond finds Bilbo rescued by The Lord of the Eagles, and lodging in the house of Beorn.
Bilbo the fat but brave adventurer... and a pretty darned lucky one too!
Continue on with Mark-Edmond as he finds new footing on Tolkien's literary foundation... The Hobbit is definitely not like The Silmarillion!
At last! Mark-Edmond posts his first review of The Hobbit after spending many months on The Silmarillion. Find out his initial thoughts of The Hobbit and it's drastic differences from The Silmarillion.
It's been a couple of months since I finished the Silmarillion and the Akallabeth. And you know what...?
My take on Tolkien is that he's proven himself as an exceptional writer of epic tragedy in the Silmarillion, but not fantasy.