Should the Silmarillion be turned into a movie?

A question has been making me think for a while, and I have decided to post it here. Should the Silmarillion given its own movie, or movies? I say: Yes and no. The Silmarillion is kind of like the bible of Middle-earth; it talks about the origins of Middle-earth, the gods, the origins of Morgoth … Continue reading Should the Silmarillion be turned into a movie?

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I’m sorry to say I’m not going to buy Beren and Luthien before it gets published

It's June the first now; It's a sunny day with a chance for me to swim at the pool. And to make things better, Beren and Luthien is being published today! Things couldn't get any better. Except one thing. I didn't buy Beren and Luthien. "Well, of course you didn't! You bought it before it … Continue reading I’m sorry to say I’m not going to buy Beren and Luthien before it gets published

Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Silmarillion’

A Tolkienist's Perspective

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(Above: This is my last attempt in trying something like this … I promise!)

– The ultimate reading experience

This is the real deal. Forget what you’ve read in ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (actually, it would be wise to remember severything), cleanse your mind of any thoughts, sit down and start (or try) reading ‘The Silmarillon’

Complicated book, complicated (and long) blog post.

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Of Beren and Lúthien, Of Myth and the Worlds We Love

I am new on the world of the Silmarillion; to tell the truth, I’m just on chapter 12. I find this interesting, because that I just got it on May 1, and it is only May 5. But that is for another time.

What I want to talk about is the Story of Beren and Lúthien.

I first heard about it on James’ post on a Tolkienist perspective. Then later on, I learned that the romance tale was in the Silmarillion, thus making my urge to read the Silmarillion even greater. I want to read it now, but I’m deciding to read the entire book; so I can understand the book even better.

But don’t worry. Once I finish the chapter, I will make a review on that particular chapter. I’ll call it “Chapter reviews.”

That’s a thing, right?

A Pilgrim in Narnia

I don’t think I have ever read anything better than the tale of Beren and Lúthien.

It is a bold statement, so allow me to give some context.

One of the things that readers love about The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is that they are tales drawn from a weighty world. A lot of the Tolkienesque high fiction of the past 50 years has failed not because of poor writing–though sometimes that is the case–and not even because it is derivative. Often fantasy fails because the fictional world is thin.

In fantastic realms, the greatest examples of adventure, romance, heroic quest, or self-sacrifice in the face of evil are placed within the context of a subcreated world that is both vast and expansive in terms of scope and imagination, as well as rooted in the depths of history, myth, and legend. In high fantasy, the story only resonates…

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