The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter A gloriously thick book full of the thoughts of this master of tales on his own writing and life. Wonderful, intimate and insightful with much food for thought. I especially liked all he said about Frodo and his 'failure' and Arwen's offer of the trip west, about the Valar and the earlier ages. Any writer can also relate with sympathy and empathy his lament of not having enough time and too many distractions and other duties keeping him what he really loved to do.