Time and Distance in Lord of the Rings: Part One – The Hobbits

“One does not simply walk into Mordor.” Sean Bean as Boromir, in Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring (film) The famous line uttered by Sean Bean as Boromir has provided...
JRR Tolkien

Tolkien’s Characters

by G. Russell Gaynor(a.k.a. Reiter)             My editor will tell you, my openings are most often a troublesome thing. But this one is pretty easy.             Tolkien....

The Five Wizards, Part Two

The Five Wizards, Part One - in case you missed it :) Gandalf the Grey appeared in print for the first time on September 21, 1937. The Hobbit received high...

Critical Reviews of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Books, Part One: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of...

A somewhat random thought occurred to me today – “I wonder what the critics thought of Tolkien’s books when they were first published?” A lengthy research dive later, and I’m happy to say, I’ve discovered...

Tolkien’s Myth: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ideas of Fantasy and Fairy

On Fantasy Mention in a crowd of book-lovers that you think J.R.R. Tolkien is the greatest fantasy author to ever live, and you’ll likely be surprised at how little argument you...
Tolkien - Simlarillion

A Different Approach to Reading The Silmarillion

By Rob Bauer If you’re enough of a Tolkien fan to read The Silmarillion and visit a blog about Tolkienology, there’s probably not much I can write you haven’t read before...
Frodo Baggins

The Workings of the Inner World

by Ivana Zaharija The inner world is an individual's own personal view of the world. It is most often different than that of any other individual, which in turn...

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