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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography - Community Reviews back

by Humphrey Carpenter
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spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 11 years ago
I always enjoy reading about the lives of my favorite authors. I found this one particularly sad because of Tolkien's courtship of his wife; the willful obstruction of his mentor, a Catholic priest; and his acquiescence to the situation.
I only read when my OCD kicks in
I only read when my OCD kicks in rated it 12 years ago
This review is based upon the first edition which was written in 1977. This biography is fair and gives a vivid detail of not only the life of Tolkien but also the times and events that shaped the man. I would have liked to have seen more into the light of his religion as well as the depth of his re...
BiblioSquirrell
BiblioSquirrell rated it 18 years ago
This book was a pleasure to read. I read it sometime after completing the LOTR volumes, and it comforted me to linger just a bit in Tolkien's world.
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