Archives for April 22, 2007

Salon on “The Children of Hurin” reviews Tolkien's The Children of Hurin. While debating whether to break up the chair for winter firewood, Sador talks to Túrin, the young son of Húrin who will soon be sent into exile and become the wandering, accursed hero of this gloomy, gory and highly compelling tale. "I wasted my time," Sador says of his long labors, "though the hours seemed pleasant. But all such things are short-lived; and the joy in the making is their only true end, I guess."It's impossible not to hear J … [Read more...]

A Singing Sun

Mark Shea, in a moment of genius, quoted Tolkien's The Silmarillion when he learned about this fantastic discovery.Wow. Now I can't wait for the album. And the tour. Who should open for the sun? … [Read more...]