Oh yes, WANT! But quite expensive, darn it! You are so right about reading the books. Just re-read them all before seeing The Hobbit, for the bazillionth time (at least once a year since my Freshman year in high school, back in the 60’s), and I sat there saying “What is all this Radaghast crap? That never happened!” I love the movies, they’re wonderful, and they’ve introduced Tolkien to countless readers who probably would never have read them otherwise, but they’re a pale shadow of the Middle-earth I’ve carried in my head all these years, thanks to countless readings of these wonderful books.
I know the books too well. I didn’t like the films, but I agree that they’ve introduced millions to the books, so on the whole a good thing. (If Peter Jackson had not included the scene where Eowyn takes out the Nazgul king, I would have run amok!)
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Dana Stabenow is an American author who has produced works in the science fiction, mystery, and suspense/thriller genres. Read more about Dana.
On six acres of view property just outside Homer, Alaska, Storyknife will be one of the very few residencies for women writers in the English-speaking world.