The LOTR Movie Site
March 19, 2001

Novelization? Noooo!
Chad G.

Well, I've been one of the people more open to change in the movies.  And part of the reason for this is that even if there are a lot of changes to the movies, people will still be compelled to read Tolkien's original, people who otherwise might never have bothered!

But HOW DARE they produce a novelisation of the movie!  I'm certain it will be much shorter and easier to read than the originals, and so will be much more appealing to those of lesser minds.

This, my friends, could spell the end.  I can only hope and pray that this is just a misunderstanding, that this is in fact a new release of the original novels, with new covers, and maybe illustrations from the movies.  In fact, thank heavens, this is probably more likely.

I know what I'll be praying for tonight.