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Sunday, May 03, 2009

The Lord of the Rings moment

"The Lord of the Rings" you might not have seen the movie or read the book but you cannot escape the mention of this epic modern mythological story. Some call it the greatest book of the twentieth century.

Couple of days back I brought a "Lord of the Rings" DVD - a documentary by National Geographic, which takes us beyond the book, far beyond the movie. They look for similarities between the book and real life places, language, people and the various inspirations for the author J R R Tolkien. The idea of the book which started around the World War I and goes back and forth with mythology, past archeological structures long lost languages. A must watch for a "Lord of the Rings" fan.

The story is of gigantic proportions, which takes years, may be decades of hard work to explore, create and bring it together. J R R Tolkien has taken this giant step for us. We need to sit back and enjoy this epic story. My next step would be to either read the books or watch the movies.