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Re: Greatest fantasy books
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I haven't read a lot of adult fantasy (except Tolkien of course), but I've read a bit more children's fantasy. Also, to keep room for other authors, I've given Tolkien just one spot, otherwise I think it would all have been Tolkien (at least in the adult list).

Adult:
1) JRR Tolkien (LotR, Sil, CoH, The Hobbit, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major)
2) Dracula - Bram Stoker
3) The Color of Magic - Pratchett (only one I've read from the Discworld series but there are more to follow, definitely!)
4) The (Poetic) Edda (at least the tales I've read up till now)

(Those are the fantasy novels I can remember having read)

Children's:
1) Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
2) JRR Tolkien (The Hobbit (I like it more as an adult novel), Farmer Giles of Ham, Roverandom)
3) The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
4) A Dutch series called De Griezelbus (The Bus of Horror)
5) King Arthur and His Knights - Anthony Mockler (has references to Tolkien's writings: a nazgûl appears, Merlin says his name was once 'Gandalf' (well, it comes down to this), the Lady of the Lake is in fact Galadriel,... Not great literature, but quite fun to read.

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Greatest fantasy books
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Please suggest:
- up to five great adult fantasy books (in the old meaning, ie as opposed to child fantasy, not X rated!)
- up to five great children's fantasy books.

Please take part, and ask your friends to as well; I'd like to make this as representative as possible.

Thank you!

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Posted on: 2010/8/28 12:55


Tolkien Phraseology
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I have recently bought a copy of Richard E Blackwelder's "Tolkien Thesaurus". I would very much like to acquire a copy of his companion booklet "Tolkien Phraseology" - does anyone know I might do this?

Thanks

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Posted on: 2010/8/28 5:40


Re: More bookshelves
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The AALR is volume 17 (2000). It includes an article on "Tolkien and Esperanto", by Arden R Smith and Patrick Wynne.

The Digressions in Beowulf is number 5 in the series of Medium Aevum Monographs. The acknowledgements finish with this paragraph:
"Finally, I express my gratitude to the many Beowulfian scholars cited in the notes, and particularly to three of the greatest, Prof Fr Klaeber, Prof JRR Tolkien, and the late Prof RW Chambers."

The Isle of Gramarye includes not only Tolkien's poems "Errantry" and "Shadow-Bride", but also a new Pauline Baynes illustration for the former.

"The Saga of Hrolf Kraki" is dedicated "To EVG, JRRT and CTO".

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Mmm, me too!

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Posted on: 2010/8/28 5:14



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