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Forum: The Books 03-03-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,242
Posted By garm
Here's another discussion page - ...

Here's another discussion page -

http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=239504

-the 2nd post by 'Findegil' is of particular interest.
Forum: The Books 03-03-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,242
Posted By garm
This issue has not caused nearly so much fuss on...

This issue has not caused nearly so much fuss on many of the other Tolkien sites I lurk on; but there was a small flurry of interest on Torn some time back.

...
Forum: The Books 03-01-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,242
Posted By garm
I do. I've changed my mind about davem in the...

I do. I've changed my mind about davem in the last few months, though.
Forum: The Books 02-08-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 33,455
Posted By garm
Mithalwen - well said! (btw - I tried to PM you,...

Mithalwen - well said! (btw - I tried to PM you, but your inbox is full. Could you PM me, please? Thanks)
Forum: The Books 11-20-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 33,455
Posted By garm
Personally speaking, I am daunted - I happen to...

Personally speaking, I am daunted - I happen to know a bit about the issues raised here, including details of the Perry book. This is not private knowledge, by the way. Anyone who's spent some time...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,832
Posted By garm
>>I doubt people deliberately make things up,...

>>I doubt people deliberately make things up, actually, it's just that they tend to work from memory, or just guess when they're not sure.

That's actually not much of an excuse, is it? There are...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,832
Posted By garm
In general, I mistrust wiki (any wiki) as a...

In general, I mistrust wiki (any wiki) as a 'source' for anything to do with Tolkien. There's a tendency to make things up!

I've just looked up 'Enedwaith' in the Hammond-Scull; in addition to...
Forum: The Books 05-31-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,481
Posted By garm
I don't think Tolkien had a real-world template...

I don't think Tolkien had a real-world template in mind when he came up with the Rohirrim. Or at least, not any one race or nation. In a letter he mentions 'Homeric horsemen', for example.

As for...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 05-16-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,772
Posted By garm
Anke

I shan't get into the question of the eyes - oh, all right then, I will! Obviously closed. :)

I too like Anke's work. I find her palette is very much like that of Alan Lee; very subtle: though her...
Forum: The Books 04-24-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,023
Posted By garm
"I've been doing a good spot of research on...

"I've been doing a good spot of research on this--have wondered about it for awhile. There is a story that both Tolkien and CS Lewis were briefly members of the Order of the Golden Dawn, but were...
Forum: The Books 04-24-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,222
Posted By garm
Timing.

Gandalf explained to the Three Hunters that Saruman had arrived too late to do anything to help his messengers; and he himself arrived in the vicinity only after Saruman had returned to Isengard. As...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,402
Posted By garm
I agree with all that has been said about the...

I agree with all that has been said about the film - I bought a copy on VHS when it came out, and it's a treat to watch.

The Blue Wizards picture is featured on the cover of the catalogue of ADC...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,696
Posted By garm
Yes. Buy a copy of the 4-LP set, like the rest of...

Yes. Buy a copy of the 4-LP set, like the rest of us had to do, back in the 70s.

:D

(the link doesn't work for me, either). My commiserations. As devem says, it's a wonderful reading.
Forum: The Books 04-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,477
Posted By garm
"Although Tolkien stated that he wanted the story...

"Although Tolkien stated that he wanted the story to continue and grow, Christopher 'Gollum' Tolkien doesn't, and guards the legacy with zeal."

He didn't you know. Neither is Christopher in any...
Forum: The Books 04-14-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By garm
I've been collecting books by and about Tolkien...

I've been collecting books by and about Tolkien for donkey's years now; academic as well as fiction. I don't know how many copies of The Lord of the Rings, nor Hobbits, there are in the collection....
Forum: The Books 03-17-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,981
Posted By garm
Has anyone read The Road Goes Ever On?

- this book is interesting for several reasons - first, it's the last book published by Tolkien in his lifetime. It's also (mainly) a book of sheet-music, being musical settings to some of Tolkien's...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,791
Posted By garm
The Military uses of the Palantiri

Apropos nothing much: In 1995, Alex Lewis read a paper at a Tolkien Society Seminar, called 'The Palantiri: A Study'. Part of this paper was taken up with the possible use of the Palantiri as a sort...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-03-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,302
Posted By garm
Your Tolkien Spoils

I've been collecting books by and about Tolkien for many years now; there isn't much I don't have! And lots of variants of the standards; TH; LotR etc.

Even my collection of Silmarillions goes...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-03-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,332
Posted By garm
Tolkien Portraits

Actually, there's quite a bit in Kocher's book that's still relevant. His views on Sauron and the Nature of Evil have never been bettered, in my opinion. Same goes for the part about Aragorn.
...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-13-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,332
Posted By garm
You're welcome. By the way - I don't think...

You're welcome. By the way - I don't think that's such a sad picture of the Professor - though it's by no means a favourite of mine. I mentioned earlier that Snowdon took several photos that day;...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,332
Posted By garm
Tolkien portraits

Looking at the link which the OP gives to the National Gallery, I see they've dated the colour picture of Tolkien as September 1961. I think that's a mistake on their part. Chandler visited the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-10-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,332
Posted By garm
Tolkien portraits

The picture was taken in Branksome Chine, not far from the Tolkiens' bungalow in Lakeside Road, Bournemouth, on 25th May 1971. It was for an article on Tolkien's 80th birthday, and was published in...
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