With That …

Road.jpgI must hit the road, at the end of a thoroughly enjoyable stay here as a guest blogger. Many thanks to Dan, Dave, and the rest of the CO regulars for the opportunity. I’ve also enjoyed the commentary and feedback from CO’s numerous readers.

There were a number of other topics I hoped to have time to blog about — e.g.:

* How textualist are Roberts and Alito?

* How might a non-incorporated Second Amendment work?

As well as:

* Dave Hoffman’s views on The Silmarillion

* If Loveless is a tour of the solar flares, what is Marquee Moon?

* Jennifer Aniston

But it was not to be. Take care, all.

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5 Responses

  1. Dave Hoffman says:

    Mike,

    It was a great visit. Maybe we can have you back some time, because I am interested to know what I think about the Silmarillion, and the rest of the Lost Tales corpus more generally.

  2. Mike O'Shea says:

    The Silmarillion is important, a huge imaginative accomplishment, etc., but I didn’t manage to finish the whole thing until last month.

    And I was going to ask you to read John Dolan’s review of the Jackson films:

    http://www.exile.ru/2004-April-22/kino_korner.html

    and compare his perspective to those of the “hard fantasy” authors you talked about. Dolan says the most valuable thing about Tolkien’s imaginative world is precisely what’s sublime — “high, difficult, and anti-real” — about it.

    Dolan, incidentally, is brilliant and nuts. Cf. his article “The Case for Nuclear Winter.”

    But enough.

  3. Mike O'Shea says:

    The Silmarillion is important, a huge imaginative accomplishment, etc., but I didn’t manage to finish the whole thing until last month.

    And I was going to ask you to read John Dolan’s review of the Jackson films:

    http://www.exile.ru/2004-April-22/kino_korner.html

    and compare his perspective to those of the “hard fantasy” authors you talked about. Dolan says the most valuable thing about Tolkien’s imaginative world is precisely what’s sublime — “high, difficult, and anti-real” — about it.

    Dolan, incidentally, is brilliant and nuts. Cf. his article “The Case for Nuclear Winter.”

    But enough.

  4. Mike — Thanks for a terrific visit!

  5. Frank says:

    We’ll miss you! Fantastic stint.