26/01/2013

Just finished listening to the audiobook of The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien. Still enthralled by its scale and grandeur. The fact that Tolkien worked on it throughout his life and loathe to publish it was sad but understandable. Some of the stories were personal to him, no doubt. And the emotions he poured into it still reeked off the pages of the book.
Beren and Luthien, the sons of Noldor, Fingolfin and his brothers, the siege of Angband are few of the tales in The Silmarillion that makes you sigh and meditate on life’s issues. This is a rare feeling that is not common when engaging with most fantasy fiction.
This book is an underrated classic and makes an impactful reading every time I pick it up in whatever form.
Blessed Lord, your gift to the sons of men is lovely. Beautiful is its glory and humbling is its majesty.

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