Children of Hurin #1 on New York Times Bestseller List

by May 6, 2007Books

Beleg Departs Menegroth from The Children of HurinBeleg Departs Menegroth from The Children of HurinThe Children of Hurin, the most recent posthumous book published by JRR Tolkien’s son Christopher, reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list.

It seems that this is better than hoped for by the publisher, though not exactly surprising considering the continuing effect that the success of the films has had on everything with Tolkien’s name on it.  Next week, it’s expected to drop a bit as all the long-time fans will have already secured their copy, and the somewhat inacessible writing style (judged by today’s standards) will make it difficult to become a word-of-mouth success.

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