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I'm actually using it to write my thesis paper and it has become an invaluable source. Because I'm doing my thesis on The Hobbit and Tolkien's shorter works, I haven't been able to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Shilo Pearle
The title of the review is "A great companion to the trilogy" ... (this book is loyal as a Sam, but wise as a Gandalf) because it literally inspired me to finish the... Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by listost
And being both, it goes without saying that Shippey's book is refreshingly unacademic, or better, NOT hung up on Tolkien fantasia. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by halda
When I bought this book at Border's book store, I was told that it was a biography of Tolkien. Unfortunately, when my expectations were not realized I became rather disappointend. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003
Just what I hoped for when I purchased the book! A very readable book about Tolkien with a good prespective.
Thoroughly enjoyed! ... and passed on to friends.
Tom Shippey is the first Tolkien critic that actually understands where Tolkien was coming from when he wrote his masterful works. Read morePublished on April 13 2003 by deb den herder
In this excellent volume of criticism on Tolkien's work, Tom Shippey seeks to explain just what made Tolkien tick, and what made his stories the way they are. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by bixodoido
Some will say that Joyce's Ulysses is the greatest novel of the 20th century; by some standards, that may be so, but it is also a rather unaccessible work. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2002 by mrliteral