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The Hobbit, Chapter By Chapter: An Unexpected Party

Over seven years ago, upon receiving a nice new edition of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, I started a chapter-by-chapter analysis that has become probably the most read thing on this site (and you can check it all … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away, ere break of day To find our long-forgotten gold So, I wrote a brief piece on my expectations for this movie last week, bits and … 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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