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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Book Review Summary

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It breaks my heart to say it, but Tolkien was an even better and more interesting a letter writer than CS Lewis (they were long time friends). The editors (H. Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien) know what we want in a book like this, and start us off with a letter or two to his wife in 1914. We rapidly progress to the 1937-73 period with lots of discussion of his fiction. Marvellous insights into the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Farmer Giles, etc. Get it from the horse's mouth - I once reviewed a book on Tolkien by throwing it in the fire - at least the twaddle kept me warm for five minutes.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   British Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   Some in color 1-5 How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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