254Re: [eldil] Fantasy literature
- Jul 6, 2011On Jul 6, 2011, at 10:11 PM, Steve Hayes wrote:
> There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: TheI believer I've seen it around for a year or so -- AHA. Google again is my friend:
> 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.
I believe, from what I'd seen and forgotten before, that this is the original.
From the comments:
Crawford Tillinghast said...
... No, actually the other book features orcs as the *villains*.
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