David Platt writes: Thought you might be interested in the fact that that New York Times Online is running the original 1954-56 reviews of the Lord of the Rings. I am not sure of any particular reason which has led to this- but do they need one? Two of the reviews are by the great British poet WH Auden. The other is by an academic from Columbia University. It is fascinating to see how literary opinion received the books at the time- both are fans!