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

My posts going through The Lord of the Rings on a chapter by chapter basis were some of my early attempts at review/analysis, and have been some of the most constantly viewed and read pieces on the site. But, looking back, … Continue reading

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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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That Desolation Of Smaug Trailer: Some Thoughts

I don’t usually go in for trailer analysis – It is nearly impossible to gain accurate summation of a movies quality from two minutes of footage, a personal belief I outlined more fully here – but since I love Tolkien … Continue reading

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Expectations For An Unexpected Journey

I love the works of J.R.R Tolkien. The 100’000+ words I’ve written about The Lord of the Rings for this site might have been a clue. And I love Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based upon the same material. I … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Taming Of Sméagol

(Updated on 12/10/15) I often find that Book Four gets a lot of flak. I think it is fair to say that is generally perceived as the worst of the six, in that it encapsulates fully the more negative aspects … 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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