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Snuff

There were times reading Snuff when I wondered if this was a snapshot of how Terry Pratchett’s brain is changing as his disease progresses. It didn’t have the same tone as previous Discworld novels. That might be because it’s been … Continue reading

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Celtika

I picked up Celtika because I really enjoyed one of the author’s other works, Mythago Wood, and the library didn’t have any further entries in that cycle. [1] My nose wrinkled a bit at the series being called the Merlin … Continue reading

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Mythago Wood

Tolkien romanticized pastoralism in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. It was, seemingly, a sweet deal to be a subsistence farmer in the Shire — or landlord, anyway, as Bilbo Baggins was. Plenty of meals, time to go down … Continue reading

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Gollum’s Motivation

Listening to the BBC’s radio adaptation of Lord of the Rings, I picked up on an interesting detail. Gollum’s actor makes it more clear to me that his motivation in protecting Frodo is he hopes to regain the ring. He … Continue reading

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