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Looks like it's still up on abebooks.

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This fellow is well known to the group as being an unscrupulous seller. He often misrepresents the items he is selling. I had the misfortune of responding to one of his "buy it now" adds, only to have him refuse to honour the sale. I left the following feedback on his account.

"sold book then refused to honor transaction - infantile response, odd little man"

I would caution anyone to avoid this seller.

Posted on: 2015/9/18 12:02


tauriel biography
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For anyone wishing to learn more about this fascinating character - and they're practically giving it away.

eBay Item #121739893032

Posted on: 2015/9/13 17:42


September 2nd, 1973
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3 rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky
7 for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone
9 for Mortal Men doomed to die
1 for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

What a strange coincidence; and somehow apt today.

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http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2 ... olkien-was-crypto-fascist

So, it is an irony that Moorcock remains largely unfilmed – or unfilmable – while the writer most responsible for turning fantasy into global entertainment, if posthumously, is his old antithesis J R R Tolkien. Moorcock liked Tolkien in person; he visited the old professor in Oxford and found him ­polite and personable. But it’s not hard to see Tolkien as a complacent, hierarchical force of Law in opposition to Moorcock’s free-ranging, morally complex Chaos. In 1978, Moorcock made the conflict explicit in a jeremiad against the old inkling entitled “Epic Pooh” (as in Winnie-the-Pooh), which accused Tolkien of propagating a ­sentimental Luddism while blithely promoting war.

“I think he’s a crypto-fascist,” says Moorcock, laughing. “In Tolkien, everyone’s in their place and happy to be there. We go there and back, to where we started. There’s no escape, nothing will ever change and nobody will ever break out of this well-­ordered world.”


You just can't help but think Mr. Moorcock is suffering from some severely sour grapes; or perhaps he spent a little too much time visiting the twilight zone back in the psychedelic 60's.

Posted on: 2015/7/27 9:55

Edited by Red on 2015/7/28 11:32:41



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