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  1. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Fellowship of the Ring”  • 
    Ideally one should write about the three books of The Lord of the Rings as a unit, since that’s the way J.R.R. Tolkien wrote them. It was the publisher’s decision to split the novel into three parts, a decision that the author only grudgingly accepted. He wanted LOTR published in six parts, with book 1 […]
  2. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Silmarillion”  • 
    After finishing up MultiReal (for the time being, at any rate), I felt that I needed to immerse myself in something familiar. Something classic. And so I decided to re-read J.R.R. Tolkien’s books on Middle Earth chronologically from start to finish, from The Silmarillion to Return of the King with a pitstop at the newly […]
  3. George R. R. Martin’s “A Feast for Crows”  • 
    George R.R. Martin spent two and a half books building up a panoply of fascinating and believable characters who ranged the spectrum of moral grays. And now, it's hard to think of "A Feast for Crows" as anything but a retreat, after the grand flourish of the series' first three novels.