– The finest of the finest … of which I own only one item Unfortunately, I can’t boast much of owning anything exclusively ‘rare’ and preciousss … The reason being that most of the stuff available (be it books, letters by Tolkien or other artefacts) are sold at ridiculously high prices. Continue reading
– Nothing to show off, just ‘displaying’ …
At this stage in the blog, with Tolkien Week fast approaching, and after writing (and blabbing to myself) about the books, analyzing images and films and retelling my discovery of such a hobby, I thought it the right time for me to guide you through my personal Tolkien-centric collection. Continue reading
– Connecting the dots …
I’ve always looked at the ‘Unfinished Tales’ as one stocky appendix book, containing all the intricate information (in prose form) that could not possibly fit at the back of ‘The Silmarillion’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
It goes without saying but here it goes (… with the saying). This book should only be read AFTER you’ve gone through all three major books.
– A short analysis of the Battle of Five Armies
For any avid Tolkien readers out there who have read ‘The Hobbit’, I’ve recently written a short essay on the Battle of Five Armies analyzing several texts in order to determine the size of each army present on the day of the battle.
(Above: This is my last attempt in trying something like this … I promise!)
– The ultimate reading experience
This is the real deal. Forget what you’ve read in ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (actually, it would be wise to remember everything), cleanse your mind of any thoughts, sit down and start (or try) reading ‘The Silmarillon’…
Complicated book, complicated (and long) blog post.
– Getting into the serious stuff
This time, you will be introduced to a whole new set of characters, places, environments, creatures – you name it.
(Above: My very complicated and masterful artwork …)
– Tackling your first adventure to Middle-earth
In the coming posts, I will hopefully try and provide a quick explanation on how to tackle the three major books by Tolkien. These will be primarily targeted to anyone who has yet to start reading the works and whilst I’m offering my own opinions on the subject, anyone is free to submit their own thoughts here!
– So where to begin?