Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part III)

Having posted Part I and Part II, here continues the rest of the analysis.

To be honest, I never realized it was going to be so extensive!

Expect a conclusion round about the 5th Part … woohoo 🙂

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Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part II)

If you’ve been through Part I and weren’t daunted or put off by the arguments there, here follows Part II of the article for your reading pleasure 🙂

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Riddles, Rhymes and Lilies: The Mystery of Tom Bombadil (Part I)

“Who is Tom Bombadil?”, perhaps this question has been asked to death for years by Tolkien fans – and no matter how detailed and complex the answer is, there’s still no definite conclusion. Continue reading

Life? Excuses? Procrastination?

“All of them at once”, said Bilbo.

– On the ridiculously lengthy time in writing that massive The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy review …

If you still remember, the last time I posted the first part from The Fellowship of the Ring review (November, 2013 – oh my!), I promised I’d continue working on the rest.

And in truth I did.

For a while …
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Is 60 the new 77?

Questioning the time span between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Ever since the release of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and now, The Hobbit), film fans have been confusing the timeline difference between the two stories. It is often stated in articles, reviews, news items and in general discussions, that the story of The Hobbit takes place 60 years before the events in The Lord of the Rings.hobbit_title

Now, if you are a fan like me, you perhaps know that this isn’t exactly true.

But at the same time, it is.

Confusing? Let me explain …
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A good day to love Tolkien!

Exciting news ahead …

I smell the covers of a new Tolkien book on the way! 🙂

Such a phrase is rarely heard nowadays. However, it seems like a feast considering we’ve just had The Fall of Arthur released barely a year ago.Beowulf cover by JRR Tolkien

Indeed, word had just come out that the Tolkien Estate (in association with Harper Collins) will publish J.R.R. Tolkien’s own translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf.

The book will be available on May 22nd, this year.
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A Journey to Oxford

A Tolkienist’s Pilgrimage

I do not claim to know every nook and cranny of this most exquisite town (or city, if you prefer the moden word) in the heart of the English countryside. But I can assert that I’ve Street 2 (Oxford)visited the place twice so far and had the opportunity of exploring and witnessing some of the most important landmarks in relation to J.R.R. Tolkien.

Hopefully in this post, I’ll be able to give you a taste of what I’ve seen and where I went (all in a day).

Perhaps you’re planning a trip yourselves …
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