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Jun 26, 2015

Concerning Book 1 Chapter 3 of The Fellowship of the Ring, “Three Is Company”...

On this episode, we continue our discussion of The Lord of the Rings with Book1, Chapter 3 of Fellowship, Three Is Company. In this chapter, Frodo sets out from Hobbiton and does a whole lot of walking. Of course, he also has a near...


Jun 19, 2015

Concerning Book 1 Chapter 2 of The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Shadow of the Past”...

On this episode of the Tolkien Road, we continue our discussion of The Lord of the Rings with Chapter 2 of Fellowship, "The Shadow of the Past." While consisting mostly in dialogue, I consider this to be one of the prime examples...


Jun 12, 2015

Concerning Book 1 Chapter 1 of The Fellowship of the Ring, “A Long Expected Party”...
 
On this episode of The Tolkien Road, we finally launch into Chapter 1 of The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long Expected Party". Among other things, we discuss the themes of magic, legend, and locality as they play out in this...


Jun 5, 2015

On this episode of The Tolkien Road, we examine and discuss Tolkien’s influential essay On Fairy-Stories. While both Greta and I are hungry to start our read-through of The Lord of the Rings, I felt it was important to consider the ideas Tolkien lays out in On Fairy-Stories because of the role they play in The Lord...