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posted by [personal profile] mmoa_writes at 07:23pm on 18/01/2012
I'm no Tolkienite but I do find it ironic how he seems to get bashed a lot by a certain type of 'gritty' fantasy writer/fan when in ways he doesn't deserve. You're right, from what I recall in terms of worldbuilding, he did pretty good(!). Just because he wrote high fantasy in the style of heroic epics, people seem to dismiss him as childish or less realistic when I found his world more realistic with it's impossible ideals than an Abercrombie novel where no one has any (and everyone swears a lot. And occasionally rapes someone else). How is that any more realistic, or thought provoking? It's rather childish.

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