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The real face of evil looks a lot like a garden slug, or why J. R. R. Tolkien kept the Big Bad off stage

I’m two-thirds of the way through The Two Towers, where the point-of-view swings back to Tolkien’s unlikely hobbit-hero Frodo and his faithful sidekick Sam, several days into some seriously uninviting territory. There’s a lot of rather foreboding and on occasion actively … Continue reading

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