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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
For what it's worth, CB, I couldn't get into The Ladies of Grace Adieu (the book of short stories). Others like it, but I didn't find it had the same appeal. I am looking forward to the new book, if and when it appears.


I will give them a go and see. But right now I'm decompressing after nearly 800 pages of Jonathan Strange with Braced To Bite, mindless teen vampire fiction that doesn't take itself seriously (unlike Twilight).


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Did you love the book? I did. :D
Um, I mean Jonathan Strange.

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My paper "A Modern Fairy-story: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Seen Through the Prism of Tolkien's Classic Essay" has been accepted for publication in the fall issue of MythLore, and should hopefully be available online in October. So those of you who have not yet read the book still have time to do so. :poke:

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Congratulations, Voronwë! That's wonderful!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:51 am 
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That's an interesting approach. Congrats V!

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Awesome! Can’t wait to read it. Should I also read Tolkien’s essay before that?

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Personally, I think it is one of the most important things that Tolkien wrote, and definitely worth reading. That having been said, while reading it would certainly enhance reading my paper, I don't think it is necessary in order to follow or understand it.

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