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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Khamul wrote:
Now now garm --we don't want you starting on poor old AL (& EC/RL)...

BH


Ok, I'll do it then seeing as Garm has been put under house arrest for unauthorised MF bashing.

The book in question is undoubtedly a turd and AL & EC/RL do really deserve a bit of a bashing for this and all their infractions over the years. The art of RL (generally) is one such infraction** and [allegedly] reviewing their own books is, of course, another.

S.

** However, I do accept that art is a matter of taste, so I certainly won't be calling for RL to be locked-up when my dream of creating a totalitarian brave new world (controlled by me) comes to fruition. I would probably be sentencing her to 6 months community service, though. Cor Blok would even be allowed to help her.

Just Jokes - I actually quite like Cor Blok.

Posted on: 2012/1/29 4:16


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I love the description on this one, and the evaluations(sic) have slightly overpriced it.


No slipcase, water (?) damage and I have to take a boat to pick it up. Anyway r.i.p. poor uncle.

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William Morris (1834-1896) is often credited as being one of Tolkien's literary influences. Probably because Tolkien said so himself:

"Amongst other work I am trying to turn one of the short stories [of the Finnish Kalevala] . . . into a short story somewhat on the lines of Morris' romances with chunks of poetry in between."

"The Lord of the Rings was actually begun, as a separate thing, about 1937, and had reached the inn at Bree, before the shadow of the second war. . . . The Dead Marshes and the approaches to the Morannon owe something to Northern France after the Battle of the Somme. They owe more to William Morris and his Huns and Romans, as in The House of the Wolfings or The Roots of the Mountains."

I haven't read The House of the Wolfings or The Roots of the Mountains but I plan to someday. I would however like to know a little bit more about Morris. If you have a recommendation as of what book is essential to get an introduction into this writer, and especially his influence on Tolkien let me know. There are so many books out there I don't know where to start.

Also is anyone collecting his books or other writers that influenced Tolkien? I think it might be a great way to add value to your Tolkien collection.

Posted on: 2012/1/29 3:53


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I love the description on this one, and the evaluations(sic) have slightly overpriced it.

Any description that includes the words (all the pages are flimsy) is worth a mention

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-Tolkien ... ction&hash=item2a18df6c74


Posted on: 2012/1/29 3:50


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Now now garm --we don't want you starting on poor old AL (& EC/RL)...

BH

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