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OT: [CONLANG] OT: Good Books?

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Thursday, March 4, 2004, 23:13
> Quoting David Peterson <ThatBlueCat@...>: > > > Also, as opposed to Tolkien, it's actually good > > writing and literature, and worth reading. > > I guess I should be impressed by the bravery of anyone who states as a
> that Tolkien is not worth reading. > > Well, you know how the rest of this mail was going to go, so I thought I'd > spare myself the trouble of actually writing it.
Let us hope David will recant. This is one of the main two shibboleths that guide me in life. One is that while not every wise person writes well, nobody that is not wise writes well. The other is that while not everyone who appreciates Tolkien is wise [to say the least!], nobody that does not appreciate Tolkien is wise. (Note that I say *appreciate*, rather than 'enjoy', let alone 'adore'.) Anybody (such as Germaine sodding Greer) that disses Tolkien without having read him is utterly beyond the pale. --And.


Roger Mills <romilly@...>