John Collins writes: We received a “fantastical” number of e-mails and letters in response to my anti-Lord of the Rings rant in these pages last month. Virtually all of the writers revealed themselves as fans of the Tolkien books and movies who were appalled by my having turned off the 10-hour plus movie trilogy in midsaga, having viewed less than a half hour of what I described as “childish shlock.” [More]