The last post...of the year. "It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door...". The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was the first book I read at secondary school (Grammar, if you must know) and has just been released (already to rave reviews) as the first film of a second trilogy by Peter Jackson whose 'cinematic interpretation of [Lord of The] Rings was generally faithful to the books and equally potent'; you'll be pleased to know I'm not even going to try to summarise the plot. 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of The Rings' are both in the top THREE in the list of best-selling single-volume books [ever], which is nice [Wiki]. Anyway, 'To the point!' I hear you cry: I leave you with a question from David Platt and Standpoint Magazine: "Why Do Precious Leftists Loathe Tolkien's Shire?" [Link]:
"[...] Tolkien presaged the postwar destruction of English life and the dismantling of our cohesive social conventions. The yeoman-republic of the Shire was largely unregulated but governed by a common understanding of how people should behave in order for society to function [...] This professor of Anglo-Saxon would have loathed our brave new world with government of thought and deed by state regulation and acronym. Tolkien offers us instead a world of self-governing free people with, perhaps, an excessive reverence for the past over the future."Cheers! Good luck and good health; 'see' you next year.