Top critical review
Interesting, but I wouldn't recommend to anyone who likes correct spellings!
on 6 January 2015
The book is certainly interesting and the writers clearly did a lot of work and research into the book, HOWEVER, there is an alarming amount of misspellings in this book - one of them even being Tolkien's name written as "Tolken". Even the beloved Dr Seuss being called Dr Suess!
I realise that this doesn't take anything away from the actual content of the book, but it almost feels a little lazy on the part of the writers. For a book that is exploring the history and ideas behind a writer, I find it difficult to understand how there could be so many spelling mistakes in it.
Nevertheless, I kept reading. As a distant relative of Tolkien and a lover of Lord of the Rings, it was certainly interesting to read how Tolkien took so many of his ideas from mythology and his own surroundings. It's also nice to read the small stories behind the mythology which I enjoyed.
All in all, it wasn't bad. But the writers definitely need to check this over!