Monday, January 21, 2008

The sound of Tolkien's voice

This shouldn't surprise me, since I really had no grounds for expecting anything else, but nevertheless I'm very surprised to discover from this recording of a J.R.R. Tolkien interview that he sounded exactly like Alastair Sim in A Christmas Carol. I half expected Tolkien to suddenly inform his interviewer that "There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!"

I love Lord of the Rings. Love it. But many better writers have expressed themselves on the subject, so I'll spare you my panegyric. :)


Adrienne said...

panegyric?? Where in heavens name did you come up with that word. I had to go look it up. It's a nice word, though!

As to Lord of the Rings - well, this not very bright person could never get through it. I'm thinking I'm the only person in the world who hasn't read the entire thing. I even fell asleep during the movie. LOL

Adrienne said...

Rachel - You've been tagged.

Stop by and pick up your instructions. This meme is really a lot of fun and simple to do.

Rachel Gray said...

Adrienne, how dare you fail to do homage to Lord of the Rings! :) Actually I know a lot of people for whom it's not their cup of tea, including my mom and some good friends, so we'll let it slide.

I find "panegyric" quite a lot in books published in the 1800's. Don't ask me how to pronounce it, though. :)