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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 2/5/15) The hobbits are fresh from endangering the very planet they walk on by getting drunk and singing, and get back to their room to find Strider already waiting for them. They react suspiciously, as anyone would. Up … Continue reading

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

(Updated on 23/03/15) Chapter Four opens with a bit more being added 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 of them for the rest … Continue reading

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

(Updated on 07/03/15) Having received an extremely nice hardback of Tolkien’s masterpiece as a Christmas present, and since I’m re-reading it for what must be well past the 10th time, I thought I might start another post series, sharing some … Continue reading

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