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Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer As is now my modus operandi, I will provide a brief, spoiler-free, review right at the top, before moving into more in-depth discussion, a transition that will be clearly marked for readers. This … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Great River

(Updated on 11/7/15) “The Great River” is a very episodic chapter. The Fellowship travels a great distance, with the journey split into specific incidents. If Tolkien was of the same mind that he had been when writing the Lorien chapters, … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Lothlorien

(Updated on 20/06/15) And so begin the Lorien chapters, a trilogy that is divisive among fans and casual readers. Are they just a side show? A distraction? A tempo killer? I’ve seen them described as all three, especially relative to … Continue reading

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