At The Hog's Head: Miéville on Tolkien

Today I've posted over at The Hog's Head, where instead of reviewing China Miéville's Un Lun Dun, I linked to an article he wrote about Tolkien, made a few comments, and asked for discussion.

Feel free to check out his post; it's got a lot of fascinating thoughts. And as a wordsmith, I have to applaud his choices to use a phrase like "the tragedy of the creeping tawdry quotidian" and then refer to something as "totally cool" in the next paragraph. Anybody who can pull that off is awesome.

Review of Un Lun Dun coming another day.


  1. Jenna, I *just* commented on Miéville's awesome writing style over on your post at the Hog's Head! That's creepy in an awesome way, that we both picked up on that in his piece... good stuff :) Thanks for posting the link to that piece!

  2. Haha! Donna, I saw your comment over there and had the same reaction. Creepy in a totally awesome way. :) Thanks for commenting!


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