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Book Review: “Arda Reconstructed”

December 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm by xoanon  - 

This month J.W. talks about Anne Frank and reviews “Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion” by Douglas Charles Kane.

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Posted in Books Publications, Merchandise on December 1, 2011 by

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6 responses to “Book Review: “Arda Reconstructed””

  1. Yayagal250 says:

    This is an excellent illustration of why book reviews should be in print, not video.  This was so uncomfortable to listen to that I had to turn it off after about a minute.   Not only is the speaker’s voice stilted and awkward, it’s obvious he’s just reading his review off an already written page.  A review, might I add, that was not badly written; far more interest and nuance would have been apparent if it had been presented as a written review.  As it is, the listener has to deal with the speaker’s obvious awkwardness with reading aloud and being in front of the camera.

    Please consider presenting such material in written form next time.  The current online obsession with all things video often goes to the detriment of the material.  Don’t give in to this fad.  (Plus, for a website that is supposedly dedicated to a book, it’s a bit of an insult to assume that your readers have to get their BOOK reviews in video form.)

  2. Andrew says:

    Good to see Rebecca again , rather good review I thought and interesting to compare Anne Frank’s Diary to the Silmarillion.

  3. JW says:

    Not to dispute your points, but my voice was actually awkward because I’m battling an ear infection that’s throwing my hearing off.

  4. PFB says:

    Well I think the book report was great! The other comment is just pretentious. The video enhanced the information.

  5. Old Badger-brock says:

    A note on the pronunciation of the word executor.  Please visit this site and press the the small speaker icon:

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