5905"Where Epic Fantasy Went Bad"
- Apr 26, 2002http://www.locusmag.com/2002/Reviews/Chouinard_EpicFantasy.html
>While certainly far from flawless, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings succeedsWhile far from flawless, this is an interesting essay.
>admirably in the way it was intended as an exploration of a
>fully-realized, wholly unique secondary world. Its true strength resides in
>the reality of Middle-earth, which Tolkien had crafted with immense devotion
>and rigorous detail.
>Epic fantasy, as a genre built from a single trilogy, has failed miserably
>where its source had won out.