Re: The Eagle & The Child...and Plaid Elves (Score: 1)
posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 10:44 PM (#44704
While a case can be made that there are reasons to look askance at Christopher Tolkien's handling of his father's works, I must say I liked the recent "Children of Hurin" release.
I felt it maintained and preserved enough of the father's literary style to be an entertaining read.
I never bothered with various volumes of "annotated apocrypha" previously released by Christopher. I got a sense of what they were, and voted No with my money.
The Hurin book, however, worked for me.
I guess my point is, many unite in criticizing Christopher Tolkien, but each person tends to differ in their opinion of what he "should" (quotes intentional) be doing with the legacy. Best to vote with your money, as above.
If JRR Tolkien's Grocery Lists, Volume 14, actually doesn't sell, there won't be a Volume 15.