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TCG Video - Tom Hillman new book - Pity, Power and Tolkien's Ring (and more!)

20 Nov, 2023
2023-11-20 5:47:32 PM UTC

Join us for a fun and wide-ranging chat with Tom Hillman - author of the just released book Pity, Power and Tolkien's Ring. Not only do we chat about his new book, but about The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and lots of other topics.

Links for Tom's Book can be found at:

Tom Hillman's YouTube channel:

20 Nov, 2023
2023-11-20 9:31:10 PM UTC
Great talk guys. Thanks to you all. I am eagerly awaiting Tom's book.
20 Nov, 2023
2023-11-20 10:02:39 PM UTC

onthetrail wrote:

Great talk guys. Thanks to you all. I am eagerly awaiting Tom's book.

I started reading it last night and it's excellent!
21 Nov, 2023
2023-11-21 9:21:14 AM UTC
“Saruman rose to his feet, and stared at Frodo. There was a strange look in his eyes of mingled wonder and respect and hatred. 'You have grown, Halfling,' he said. 'Yes, you have grown very much. You are wise, and cruel. you have robbed my revenge of sweetness, and now I must go hence in bitterness, in debt to your mercy. I hate it and you!"

If Frodo had been given the ring the first time at this point I suspect he would have had grown enough to even be able to dominate or attempt to dominate some other minds with the ring.

Very interesting conversation that made me order Hillmans book. Some blurbs and debates lately have made me wonder if Tolkien scholarship has left the path of wisdom, but hearing Tom Hillman speak with you guys was a joy.
26 Nov, 2023 (edited)
2023-11-26 4:22:21 PM UTC
Tom is doing a Reddit AMA on ... _here_this_friday_1st_of/ on Friday 1st December at 4pm ET

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2 Dec, 2023
2023-12-2 8:00:27 AM UTC
4 Dec, 2023
2023-12-4 9:35:11 PM UTC
Tom was kind enough to send me a copy of his book. Very enjoyable conversation if any haven’t had a chance to watch yet.

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