Thread: Not topicAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate.....
Seriously though, i've never read this, but read it yourself and pick your own holes in it. I like things that are totally wrong as it gives me a chance to look clever.
I, too, have this book and am a bit disappointed in it, however, that being said, there is some interesting information on the Kalevala and Beowulf. I looked for a review and found this one which, in my opinion, seems rather reasonable.
I certainly don't think you should throw it away, for I think you should form your opinion.
Just because a site or a book is not postAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate does not mean it is not postAuthorIDitive. There have been many scholarly papers and studies published, not to mention, a few fansites which are very worthy.
Tolkien use to give interviews about himself and his works until William Ready published a book about him that he found "offensive and insulting". He and his family have been careful before postAuthorIDizing anything, Humphrey Carpenter being one of those who had the Tolkien blessing.
The only real postAuthorIDity on Middle Earth is Tolkien, himself.
[Edited on 13/5/2003 by Rednell]