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the Murder of Tom Bombadil
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The Murder of Tom Bombadil - Ian Hall

Tom Bomdrill had dealt with the joke all his life. "Tom Bombadil" he was called since grade school, after the name of the character in 'Lord of the Rings'.
Tom embraced the nick-name, even running his life round the strange stanza'd poem.
But forty years of marriage can change a man.
Even a normal man like Tom Bomdrill.
One August day, taking one barb too many from his wife, in a moment of passioned rage, he murders her.
For days he sat with the body in the bedroom, haunted by the sight of his dead wife, and the echoes of JRR Tolkein's poetry in his head.
Wrapped up in his own guilt, he does not see any of the strangeness around him.
He decides to walk to the local police station and report the crime, but the simple act does not go exactly to plan.....
When the police can't find a body, something is wrong with the world somehow.


Classic world literature...

Posted on: 10/1 5:16:53
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Re: "Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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Thanks Deagol and Trotter!

And glad the air is clear, Trotter and Khamûl Just wanted to make sure!

Posted on: 8/20 13:10:07
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Re: "Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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As said, I meant no offence at all, the sentence both of you refer to was indeed formulated a bit odd. I count myself to the Tolkien collecting community on this forum. However, because of recent financial and practical reasons I've had to take a serious step back in my collecting habits. I'm now concentrating on collecting every piece of primary Tolkien material rather than on different editions of his work and such.

Posted on: 8/20 9:48:07
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Re: "Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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For example, is Drawings interesting to someone who wants to collect all of Tolkien's different drawings and paintings, but who has already got Artist & Illustrator? For him (or her), Drawings would be of no interest, if all of the featured drawings are also published in Artist & Illustrator.

I meant no offence, Khamûl.

Posted on: 8/20 9:41:21
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"Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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Do all the drawings by Tolkien that were featured in the Drawings by Tolkien catalogue also feature in Artist & Illustrator?

If so, what is the additional value of Drawings to one's collection (if one has A&I but not Drawings)? Or is it simply a collector's item?

Posted on: 8/20 8:22:13
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