We are back in Tolkien's unbelievable word. And it feels good, so good. A great story, and very interesting articles by Christopher Tolkien (JRR's son, for those who don't know) explaining how he reconstructed the story from his father's notes....Continua
Tùrin Turambar, padrone del destino e dal destino dominato. Un estensione del racconto presente nel Silmarillion che non vi aggiunge poi molto, ma ogni parola scritta da Tolkien è oro. Uno dei suoi racconti più cupi, che rispecchia nello svolgimento le antiche tragedie greche o magari Shakespeariane....Continua
This is easily one of the darkest Tolkien tales i've read. It reads in a similar style to the Silmarillion but with more focus on one story arch instead of a general history spanning many hundreds of years. I love the menace in this book of Morgoth's (The first Dark Lord) hell bent determination to break the line of Hurin who defied him and the slow but inevitable execution of his will.
This is a great stand alone story without having read other Tolkien as everything is quite self-contained, although other books are referenced (as with everything in Middle Earth). The story does feel a little stripped down in depth when compared with The Lord Of The Rings as it could easily be a much larger novel but makes for a page turning compelling read....Continua