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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Breaking Of The Fellowship

(Updated on 20/7/15) We’ve come to the end of The Fellowship of the Ring. The book has had its ups and downs in terms of tempo, and first time readers are bound to expect something special in its finale. But what the … 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: The Mirror Of Galadriel

(Updated on 27/6/15) Lothlorien, as is made clear in the opening pages of this chapter, is a Kingdom in the trees. Elves in The Hobbit lived in a forest, but choose to dwell underground. These guys have taken to the other extreme. … 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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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: A Journey In The Dark

(Updated on 8/6/15) This is, in many respects, a set-up chapter, and as such, it could be very boring. A lot of action will be found in the next chapter, the most action so far in the whole plot really, … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony

(Updated on 25/4/15) The party has arrived in ”Bree-Land”, a little cluster of villages between the Shire and the wilds, “an island in the empty lands about”. I really love the description of Bree that Tolkien takes the time to … Continue reading

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