Lord of the Rings

I finished The Return of the King yesterday.  Anyhow, I did not become a Lord of the Rings mega-nerd, though I do now like to refer to people as X, son of Y, which is how everyone is ever introduced in LOTR. Anyway, this book was less like King Arthur stuff, as I had assumed it would be, and more like the Iliad/Odyssey, though somewhat reversed–the first two books are the odyssey part, and the third is the Iliad part.  It was really just one big war/journey book(s), with lots and lots of lineage-talk. By the time I got to book three, which is all lamentations of lands lost and children slain, I was like, okaaay, I know, I read the Iliad. (I’m actually much more familiar with the Iliad than the Odyssey, though I had to read both in college, because in fifth grade, we read some kind of abbreviated version of the Iliad and then had to draw our own illustrated version of the story, which kind of helps stick it in your brain.)

I have no knitting news. Sorry.

Posted in book reviews, Uncategorized at June 9th, 2009. Trackback URI: trackback

3 Responses to “Lord of the Rings”

  1. June 12th, 2009 at 8:07 pm #michele

    well that’s a big read – so understandable about not having knitting news. you i think i’ve read both the Iliad and the Odyssey and i can’t remember a think about either – so i’m pretty impressed that you do.

  2. June 12th, 2009 at 8:07 pm #michele

    opps – i meant – you know i think …

  3. June 12th, 2009 at 10:10 pm #Nicholas Murray Butler, from the Beyond

    I can’t believe they’re still reading those books nearly a century later. Amazing how these traditions persist. Does Columbia still have a lousy football team too?