The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide. Volume 3 Reader's Guide
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Jun 27
2022/6/27 6:03:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Review of The Great Tales Never End: Essays in memory of Christopher Tolkien (2022)

http://notionclubpapers.blogspot.com/ ... les-never-end-essays.html


"The information here confirms what I had previously heard but in confidence, and was implied by some remarks in a memoir; that Christopher's academic career was hampered and delayed by his third class bachelor's degree, when a first class was usually expected and required "

Well, I outperformed CT in one area, then!!!! I remember when I was doing my degree, a third was regarded as worse than just not bothering to do honours at all. He did well to recover from that.
Jun 27
2022/6/27 8:25:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
If anyone read French and is interested, here is mine : https://www.tolkiendil.com/tolkien/sur ... _vivien_stocker_juin_2022
Jun 27
2022/6/27 9:01:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Druss wrote:

If anyone read French and is interested, here is mine : https://www.tolkiendil.com/tolkien/sur ... _vivien_stocker_juin_2022

merci Druss !
Jun 27
2022/6/27 9:14:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I just read chapter 4, The son behind the father.. Given the book was originally intended to be published while Christopher was alive, I do wonder if it would have irked him or if he would have considered the conclusions "a fair assessment"? Enjoyable chapter.
Jun 27
2022/6/27 12:37:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Blackwells has the book back in stock as of this morning.
Jun 27
2022/6/27 20:33:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I am waiting for my copy to arrive. I have seen some posts from Brian Sibley, Ted Nasmith and Carl Hostetter about their contribution to the book. Looking forward to reading it !
Jun 27
2022/6/27 22:08:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Kalafinwë wrote:

I am waiting for my copy to arrive. I have seen some posts from Brian Sibley, Ted Nasmith and Carl Hostetter about their contribution to the book. Looking forward to reading it !

It is genuinely a good book. Slightly random in content (as you would expect for this kind of volume), but that's probably a good thing - as there is probably something for everyone in there. The sections I have read have all been of a high quality and not just "an essay for the sake of writing an essay", which does plague the Tolkien field more than some.
Jul 6
2022/7/6 16:41:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Doug Kane has published his (lengthy, detailed, overall positive) review

https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol14/iss2/8/
Jul 6
2022/7/6 17:15:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh, Doug and I live in the same city !

Looking forward to reading this book!
Jul 6
2022/7/6 20:51:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Doug Kane has published his (lengthy, detailed, overall positive) review

https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol14/iss2/8/


The review is as long as the book. He makes a very valid point about Ferré's lack of mentioning Guy Kay. I thought that was odd.
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