April 26th, 2014

hasui hirakawa morning

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1. I know I sneer at people who say Tolkien couldn't write. Must amend that a little. Was at The Little Girls' the other night. Elder LG is having LotR read to her at bedtime (after reading The Hunger Games herself, oy vey.) Is in the middle of The Two Towers, Pippin talking to the Aragorn-tachi at Isengard. I will say now that Tolkien couldn't write dialogue that I, at any rate, can read aloud. It's just so oddly paced and given to tag-on bits and... well, it doesn't flow, basically. Is still miles better than the SW novelization the younger LG is being read, but that's not saying much.
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