Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Master of his Universe

Okay, as most of you who know me know, I'm probably one of the biggest JRR Tolkien fans in the world - I've had posters, paintings and drawings of Middle-Earth all over my room at home, in my flat, and if I could have afforded to bring them with - then they would have been in Vietnam as well. I've read the holy book of fantasy - The Lord of the Rings - about 5 or 6 times and The Silmarillion three times. It's engraved on the inside of my skin. I've even tried to learn Quenya when I was younger, but it was pretty much on par with my learning of Vietnamese - gutwrenchingly bad. I dreamt of the Valar, ents and Melkor. Sometimes I still do, which is just weird.

So, to my utter and most pleasant suprise, I saw that Christopher Tolkien, the genius' son, had edited a new Tolkien novel, to be published early next year. Talk about a bonus! It going to be based loosely on the "The Wanderings of Hurin" - which just happens to be my favourite tale of doomed love and despair in the whole world (matched only in doomed love and despair by the "Tale of Turin Turambar"; Hurin's son - and is to be called Children of Hurin. This better be good, but I'm sure it will because Christopher has spent the last 30 years editing the damn thing.

13 comments:

loesil said...

Skimp jy vir laat Kerspersente?

henno said...

Ja, of as jy wil, eerder 'n verjaarsdag persent :) ek soek 'n baie groter kerfeespersent as 'n ou boek!

alet said...

soos jy gese het: ""...which is just weird.

alet said...

In elk geval sal ek en Loesil eers begin kers/verjaarsdagpersente oorweeg wanneer ons, ons beloofde vliegtuigkaartjies/bier/ens. ontvang het! ;)

loesil said...

Dankie Alet...ek herinner my ook iets van blogger-van-die-maand-prys wat nooit opgedaag het nie.
Seker hoekom Allan verdywn het...hy het gesien sy pryse kom ook nie, en toe besluit om hom by 'n ander blog te skaar.

henno said...

Ja hou aan karring, dan sine julle hoe daag ek met leë hande in SA op.

loesil said...

Nee....leë hande beteken jy gaan vir Christoff in Nam los!

Wat het van Allan geword? Of is daar weer een of ander sokkergame aan die gang?

alet said...

ja...wa's mullet?

henno said...

Ek weet nie, maar Liverpool (sy span) het vir Newcastle Woensdagaand gemoker so ek hoop hy lê maar nog 'n rukkie laag...

mullet said...

Lay low you say? I was just hiding, as the jew would put it: "Like a snake in the grass!" waiting to pik you when you mentioned the glorious victory of The school over the castle! nah, not really. I am on holiday in London at the moment and haven't had the inclination to try and get on the the net and check on all of you for a while. Been spending most of the time digesting killer meals or nursing hangovers, good having family and friends looking after you for a while. Which reminds me, let me get back to that eating and drinking shit.

loesil said...

Sounds killer, Mullet. Wanneer kom JY terug SA toe?

alet said...

Oeps...jammer Hennoq daar maak ons toe die slapende hond wakker.
Welkom terug uitgevrete mullet!

mullet said...

hehe, ek het geen idee wanneer ek terugkom sa toe nie, moet eers bietjie geld maak, is nog n arm blanke