Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Children of Hurin

Have you heard about the unfinished work by Tolkien that his son has finished? Not sure what to think of that.

Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on The Children of Hurin, an epic tale his father began in 1918 and later abandoned. Excerpts of The Children of Hurin, which includes the elves and dwarves of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and other works, have been published before.

"It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father's long version of the legend of the Children of Hurin as an independent work, between its own covers," Christopher Tolkien said.

Regardless of my reservations, I'm sure I'll be picking it up...


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