Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"The Children of Hurin"


"The Children of Hurin," which was released last week, is supposedly the last of J.R.R. Tolkien's works to be edited and published by his son Christopher.

Check out the trailer.

It's pretty damn good, but the people who are going to like it the most are those who have read "The Silmarillion."

I liked that it was a standalone narrative of one of Tolkien's core legends. I was disappointed that it ended somewhat abruptly, without even summarizing the Wanderings of Hurin, in which he kills Mim, unintentionally tips off the secret location of Gondolin and sets in motion the fall of Doriath.

1 comment:

Chipper said...

I saw this book at the bookstore over the weekend and thought? WTF? Another new Tolkein book? How many more is his son going to finish?

I might just be tempted to pick this one up but if it is like the Silmarillion it may be a bit disappointing.