rohina at rohina at
Thu Jun 13 11:54:08 EDT 2002

> > Apart from the issues I have with the sexism in the books; I have
> > a plagiarism issues (more with fans than with the book) - because
> > I have read a lot of Old Norse literature, so I know all about the
> > bits Tolkein didn't make up. Then I have a whole nother set of
> > issues which are related to his Old English scholarship (or lack
> > thereof). All of this means that apart from the question of
> > whether or not I like the books for themselves, I have the problem
> > that if I ended up liking them, I would hate myself.
> Yes, but what's your opinion of Tolkien?

Well, apart from the above, I do find the prose a bit ponderous and hard
to plough through.


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