The Matador Network has put up a parody of The Hobbit answering the question “What Bilbo’s journey would look like today” in 2014, rather than 2941 of the Third Age.
We would just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit Artwork: “Arrival at Bag End by Anke Eißmann.
In an blogpost for the Guardian, writer Damian Walter argues that, despite Tolkien’s excellence, his stories are “profoundly conservative” fantasies that “mythologise human history”.