21784Re: [mythsoc] A new novel about Tolkien
- Jan 12, 2011On 1/12/2011 2:17 PM, Jason Fisher wrote:
> I just saw this and have requested a review copy of /Mirkwood: A Novel
> About J.R.R. Tolkien/, by Steve Hillard. This really is becoming quite
> the trend lately.
I am predisposed to an intense dislike for fiction about real persons.
That applies to Vercingetorix, George Washington, Richard the
Lionhearted, John F. Kennedy, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Among others.
The problem is, the better the artistic effort by the author, the
greater the risk of blurring the distinction between reality and
unreality. It is one thing to suspend disbelief; it is another to
suspend belief, by its thumbs.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>