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Reflections Hardcover – January 1, 2012
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- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 0385654030
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385654036
- Dimensions : 6.38 x 1.18 x 9.45 inches
- Publisher : David Fickling Books; First Edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language: : English
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I found the whole collection of essays both brilliant and illuminating. The only downside (it's a minor one) there is a bit of repetition with some subjects as DWJ uses some similar material in a few of her lectures. It is still worth reading as whole however. For one thing you'll get an insight into how deeply thought out and complex her books are, while seeming simple on the surface. For another, as with most of her books, DWJ tricks you into looking at the world in a new light without once sermonizing or suggesting you should do so.
The introduction by Neil Gaiman is also very moving.
To be treasured and re-read and only leant to friends you absolutely trust to give it back
It’s hard to know how to review this book in precisely the same way that it is hard to pick apt quotes from it. If I were to we quote every bit that needed to be quoting it would be 320 pages long and the book I have just read.
So rather than quote any more, I say “just read the damn book!”. You really won’t regret it.
In her characteristic style of quirky, yet simple to understand, Jones unravelled one side of Tolkien's trilogy, and makes fantastic analysis of all the literary techniques that he uses. She knows her stuff!
I wouldn't recommend this for young fans of Jones' fictional work, but if you have read her books and are now old enough to appreciate the craftsmanship of symbolism, then this will make a fantazmagorical read!