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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: Three Is Company

(Updated 24/07/2022) A few weeks have passed “in-universe” but we start pretty much where we left off, with Frodo and Gandalf discussing the more delicate details of the coming quest. “The Shadow Of The Past” was for grand pronouncements but you really … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Shadow Of The Past

(Updated on 19/07/2022) “The Shadow of the Past” is the first of two main exposition chapters, the other, of course, being Book Two’s “The Council of Elrond“. I would consider this one more important because, at this early stage, the … 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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