Why LOTR is standing the test of time

I’ve been thinking about Lord of the Rings a lot again recently. The twentieth anniversary of the Fellowship of the Rings having passed a few months ago, we’re coming up on the 85th birthday this year of the Hobbit, and the 68th birthday of the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring. I generally re-readContinue reading “Why LOTR is standing the test of time”

Why book Aragorn is my favorite and movie Aragorn is dull

First and foremost I have mad respect for one Viggo Mortensen and his abilities as an actor, his rather down to earth nature, and all around signs of being a decent human being. So we’re going to ignore the acting portrayal of Aragorn because actors tend to do a pretty decent job in most bigContinue reading “Why book Aragorn is my favorite and movie Aragorn is dull”