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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Treebeard

(Updated on 15/08/15) We’re heading back into the heavy fantasy stuff, starting now. Fangorn is a stuffy and old place. Tolkien gives it an interesting description, that of an ancient, almost undisturbed area, somewhere that has been free from the influence … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Uruk-Hai

(Updated on 08/08/15) For the record, I love this chapter. It is one my favourites. There are many reasons for those, but the essence is that it gives us a wonderful first hand view of the culture of the Orc … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Strider

(Updated on 24/8/22) The hobbits are fresh from endangering the very planet they walk on by getting drunk and singing in “At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony“, and get back to their room to find Strider already waiting for … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: A Shortcut To Mushrooms

(Updated on 26/07/2022) Chapter Four opens from “Three Is Company” with a bit more being added to the air of mystery that surrounded Gildor’s elves: they’re gone, leaving behind just a bit of food. This is going to be typical … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: A Long Expected Party

(Updated on 12/07/2022) “A Long Expected Party” opens Book One, with Tolkien immediately tying The Lord of the Rings to The Hobbit, in that the opening chapter of his children’s story was called “An Unexpected Party”. Both books start in the same fashion – exploring … Continue reading

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