- Jul 6, 2011There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The
Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often
engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an
emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the
real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
I saw that on Jeffrey Turner's sig in the alt.usage.english newsgroup. I
don't know if it was original with him, or an unattributed quotation from
someone else, but I liked it, so I thought I'd put it here.
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