TKOED ch 1-7 Whoopie's Take
- View SourceReading Discussion Group Kickoff<br>discusing
cahpters one through seven <br>spoilers will be
inside<br><br>Actually I can't go to much into detail as my laptop took
a dive and I need to get a new one tomorrow -- I
hope.<br><br>My overall impression so far is how simple and yet
elegant Dunsay's writing it. Sparse in detail compared to
today's efforts.<br><br>But I should be saving that for
the recap =)<br><br>As much as I try I cannot help
but see elemnts that Tolkien seems to have possibly
been inspired by. So far it seems like the inspiration
for part of the story of Beren and Luthien.<br><br>It
is also intersting how there seems to be a timeless
quality to the story. In the sense that it is hard to get
a grasp of when this actually takes place. It is
very much a feel of Britain that Dunsany seems to
refer to. Culturally he seems to assume that the reader
will know what he is talking about at certain points.
<br><br>He also so far takes a rather prosaic view toward
his 'world'. Simple yet pleasant. A sort of hearty
romanticism toward the medieval way of life.<br><br>The troll
is an interesting character so far. I am not sure if
he will become a device for true harm or not. His
exchange with the fox is both witty and sly. I actualy
started to giggle a bit about the line about the
chickens. And the troll yelling DOG! at the hare.<br><br>I
hope to get back online in full capacity tomorrow and
will do greater justice to this work then.
- View SourceI like the beginning of the story but was not the subject of the flash fiction a box? or did I miss one?
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