The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2001 Movie Tie-In

  On a serendipitous venture to a nearby Goodwill the other day, I stalked through the book shelves, passing copies of David McCullough's 1776 and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and many other bargain books that I might have bought on any other day. I had an imminent feeling that UI was soon … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2001 Movie Tie-In

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The Hobbit: The Prelude to the Lord of the Rings Video Game (PC)

    Let's finish going through my humble collection with what started it: "The Hobbit" video game from Sierra Entertainment released in 2003, was my first introduction to Middle-Earth and it's officially endorsed by the Tolkien estate. If you're looking to explore the story in a different way from the book, this would be my … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Prelude to the Lord of the Rings Video Game (PC)

Tolkien’s World A to Z: The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster Hardcover

This book was recommended to me on Amazon for obvious reasons. With the coming of the internet andwebsites like Google, this book could easily be seen as obsolete. That's not a sentiment I entirely agree with. The same might be said of books in general, and yet many people (myself being one of them of … Continue reading Tolkien’s World A to Z: The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster Hardcover

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Chronicles: Art & Design 2012 by Weta

  This is an Weta art book detailing the concept art and creation of the world filmed in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Regardless of how anyone feels about the film, it's undeniable that Jackson has an act for bringing the feel and imagery Tolkien books to the silver screen, so it's worth … Continue reading The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Chronicles: Art & Design 2012 by Weta

The Children of Húrin 2010 Mass Market

       The Children of Húrin is another posthumously released entry into Tolkien's legendarium. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, as are all (to my knowledge) his posthumous releases. The mass market paperback copy I own is a sixth printing from 2010. The book is a Del Rey/Ballantine Book, with illustrations by Alan Lee. The illustrations in … Continue reading The Children of Húrin 2010 Mass Market

The Silmarillion 1984 Paperback (A Tribute to Christopher Tolkien)

  The Silmarillion is the book that launched the popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, bringing us a greater understanding of Arda, Tolkien's secondary world. The Silmarillion really demonstrates how developed and realized Middle-Earth truly is. While The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, are without a doubt Tolkien's greatest achievement, which is demonstrated by their … Continue reading The Silmarillion 1984 Paperback (A Tribute to Christopher Tolkien)