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04:31 pm: the narn!
Today I did something I have curiously not done before. I bought a Tolkien book on the day of its release. Yes, The Children of Húrin is finally out, only 80 years after he started writing it.

I posted about this before. 'tis a fantastic thing, to have the complete Narn finally: patched together from notes which have been part-published in various forms over the years. The other Great Tales were in even less of a complete state; so it's likely this is it, no Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin or Beren and Luthien for us.

I've not read the actual body of the text yet, so I will report back on how that is. It's certainly far more accessible than The Silmarillion.

random geeky tolkien notes: Gil-Galad is not listed in the genealogies, thus neatly side-stepping the problem of whether he was the son of Fingon or Orodreth. and Angband is still not marked on the map.

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Date:April 16th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Please, no spoilers, I am awaiting my copy to be delivered from Play.com!
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