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Re: Lucky finds
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Don't know if this qualifies as a lucky find or not, but I found this tucked inside a softcover copy of The Silmarillion. I bought the book some time ago, but never noticed the bookmark until now.

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Posted on: 2012/3/3 15:44


Re: Doworst in "Monash Review"
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Thank you for sharing that. One has to wonder where the manuscript resides now (and what it would be worth).

Posted on: 2012/2/23 17:28


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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This guy has got to be kidding - $45!. I picked this paperback up in a used book store recently for less than $1. They say ebay is a gong show and I guess it's self-proclaimed "experts" like this that make it that way.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/YOUNG-MAGICIAN ... tible&hash=item19ce01fa0e



Posted on: 2012/2/22 13:39


Re: art on tolkiens birthday
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I agree, a very lovely piece of work.

Posted on: 2012/1/9 0:24


Re: Tolkien legacy
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After reading Tolkien as a youth I went out looking for something similar and read authors like Eddings, Donaldson, Jordan, Goodkind, Martin, etc. None of them to me could match the quality of Tolkien, and some seemed like they were trying very hard to plagiarize him (Terry Brooks comes to mind). I have to admit that I did enjoy Martin’s series. His work is really only fantasy in that it is set in a fictitious world where there are some elements of the supernatural. To me his work reads more like fictionalized history set in medieval Europe, and his style is reminiscent of someone like James Clavell.
As for recommended reading I would say Gaiman’s “American Gods” is one of the most engaging fantasy type books I’ve read recently.

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