Laura Miller writes: All but the most ardent Middle Earth lovers among us were feeling a bit burnt out by the time “The Return of the King” swept the Oscars earlier this year. One of the chief symptoms of Tolkien mania is the feeling that you just can’t get enough of the stuff, but in reality that’s rarely the case. The parade of awards felt predictable, every aspect of the professor’s creation seemed thoroughly explored and it was time for a rest. [More]