Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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On Tolkien and Lewis

From Clive James:

I still haven't forgiven CS Lewis for going on all those long walks with JRR Tolkien and failing to strangle him, thus to save us from hundreds of pages dripping with the wizardly wisdom of Gandalf and from the kind of movie in which Orlando Bloom defiantly flexes his delicate jaw at thousands of computer-generated orcs.

In fact it would have been even better if CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien could have strangled each other, so that we could also have been saved from the Chronicles of Narnia.


The article itself is about JK Rowling and, well, her money, and it's mainly James being witty, and is a bit light on actual content, but who can argue with that line? Me, I like some fantasy, and I've nothing against elves and whimsy, but I could have gone with the murder/suicide pact there.
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