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CNN Goes Geek on The Hobbit – And TORN Too!

November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm by xoanon  - 

From CNN’s Geek Out!: On a blank sheet of paper, for reasons he couldn’t explain, one of the world’s most beloved authors scribbled the words “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” – a sentence that would become the opening line to a book that would pave the way into Middle Earth.

J.R.R. Tolkien may not have initially known what the word “hobbit” entailed, but with any great story, it began with a simple idea – an idea that flourished into one of the most celebrated pieces of literature.

“The first journey all started with The Hobbit, which is why it’s so treasured. The book is in every word a classic,” Clifford Broadway, writer for (TORn) said. “The first journey is always the most memorable and leaves the strongest impression on readers.” More..

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2 responses to “CNN Goes Geek on The Hobbit – And TORN Too!”

  1. Nickles2u says:

    Although CNN poster Anika Chin has some interesting information, she’s not entirely accurate. Her statement that, “this is the first time a book has been produced to collectively showcase the prolific author’s own vision of his world,” isn’t true. In 1979 HM published “Pictures by JRR Tolkien”; this was a coffee table book with 48 illustrations, most of which pertain to Middle Earth. All were previously published in calendars during the early and mid-seventies and collected by Christopher Tolkien into this book.

    I do, however, look forward to seeing the previously unpublished works.

  2. Victoria says:

    Wonderful to get something new from him, post-humous! I have a lot of things coming up that I need to pay for but I may have to spring for this!

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