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75 reasons: Verlyn Flieger

would like people to read The Hobbit before viewing the forthcoming film presentations by Peter Jackson for several reasons.  If they have already read The Hobbit I would like them read it again to...

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75 reasons: Brian Sibley

reasons? Well… a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins; a wizard named Gandalf; pipes; a door; a sign; twelve dwarves named Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin; an unexpected...

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Picture by Marcel Aubron-Bülles 0

The Tolkienist is coming online …

hank you all very much for your patience. I have been horribly busy in the last couple of weeks, returning from Return of the Ring (I will be writing a review of this shortly)...