- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: Quality Paper Back Book Club; First Edition edition (2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965307883
- ISBN-13: 978-0965307888
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
This handy volume is more than just a footrest to the snug club chair that is THE LORD OF THE RINGS; it is a friend who drops by to share choice gossip about one of your favorite subjects. The storied reality behind the classic fantasy – curious creator, the sword-crossing critics, the “deplorable cultus” … will not capative Tolkien enthusiasts but amuse those who “just don’t get it”. The book first introduces us to the author, whom The New York Times described as “the tweedist and most persnickety of Oxford philologists; a man who said of himslef, ‘I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but size).’ We then hear from a host of other critics…..