January 2, 2004
The Various Types of Tolkien Fans: .......
There are different types of people in the world of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy:
1) Some people cannot stand even the aroma of the LOTR trilogy.
2) Some people taste the trilogy out of curiousity.
3) Some people chew it with delight.
4) Then there are those who devour it, swallow, digest and are hungry for more, like a hobbit with a hankering for mushrooms.
The first kind (1) are people who refuse to read the masterpieces.
The second kind (2) are people who read bits and pieces just to say that they did.
The third kind (3) are people who read it, and enjoy and respect it.
The fourth kind (4) are the people to whom the stories of Tolkien are so dear. They are the people who's hearts are touched by the magnitude and beauty of the books. They are the people who identify with the characters, and recognize the emphasis placed on the situations, they are able to compare the opinions, morels, and ideas expressed by Tolkien, to everyday life.
Am I right?