J. R. R. Tolkien

Humphrey Carpenter
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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography


I first acquired this book as part of my introductory offer from the Book of the Month Club, so I've had it since about the time it was published. I've started it many times, but I often have to be in the mood for non-fiction, and for some reason, I couldn't get past the first chapter. Now, while still immersed in my Tolkien challenge, having read more than just the Lord of the Rings, I think I was ready, finding it an engrossing account of an obsessive academic who studied words, drank a lot a beer, and wrote one of the greatest books of all time.

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