My decade-old Tolkien book

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Ladies and gentleman. This is the oldest Tolkien book in my collection.

It’s been 10 years since I bought my first book on Middle-earth. No The Lord of the Rings, nor The Hobbit would introduce me to the J.R.R. Tolkien’s storytelling.

I dived straight into the tales of the First Age. Continue reading

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Review (Part II)

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The reviewing continues …

Well, here it is. Almost two years later, here follows the continuation of the massive The Lord of the Rings review.

I’m ashamed to state it took me so long. But finally, here it is.

Mind you, this is only Part 2 of 3 of The Fellowship of the Ring, which I’m hoping won’t take as long to write. In the meantime, you’ve got much reading to do in this second part.

I hope you enjoy 🙂 … Continue reading

Conversations with Radagast …

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A Tolkienist’s Perspective meets Sylvester McCoy!

There has been an unusual delay from my end in posting on this blog. Things seem to have quietened down since my last announcement on Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye”. And yet, in The Hobbit world, things have been moving steadily along towards the final release.

In the meantime, I have been busy with a significant event in my life; the reason for which can be gleaned from the title and as compiled in the following post …

It’s quite a long read, so it should make up for the lack of updates over the past few weeks 🙂 Continue reading

Character Profile: Beorn

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– The Bear-Man …

What a fantastic character Beorn is … truly amazing. Definitely a one-of a kind creature in Middle-earth.

In Tolkien’s legendarium, skin-changers (or shape-shifters) are hard to come by and Beorn is definitely an individual whom you’d gladly take on your side.
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