November 5th, 2002


Still Sick

Stayed home yesterday and today. Still hacking away, and still have a bit of a fever. It has been good for one thing. I managed to finish The Two Towers, and without even skimming or skipping. I did find one line near the end of the book that pretty much sums up my feelings about this part of LotR perfectly:

'You and I, Sam, are still stuck in the worst places of the story, and it is all too likely that some will say at this point: "Shut the book now, Dad; we don't want to read any more."'

I'm pretty sure that Frodo was more worried about the tale being scary, rather than boring, but it works for me. Too be fair, it does get less boring thereafter with Faramir, Shelob, and the Orcs. Anyhow, now I can see the movie, and contrast and compare.
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