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Steven Hunter Gets It (as Always)


From his review in the Washington Post:

“But underneath it all is the same issue that defined Tolkien’s life, the battle between Western democracy and monsters who wanted to destroy it. Read into it what you want, or read nothing into it, but it’s really the oldest story of all. It’s the one about a band of free men on a hilltop with nothing to get them through the night but their belief in themselves and their cause and the long steel they carry in their scabbards”


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