Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Here, There Be Dragons


Here, There Be Dragons

by James A. Owen (2006)

came highly recommended, I just started it... fantasy adventure starring the young Oxford lads Tolkien, Lewis, and Dodgson (were they alive at the same time? -- suspend disbelief?) saving our world and Arthur's... fully expected the allusions and references to the classic works, but so far way too much borrowing: Capt Nemo (League of Extraordinary Gents)? viciously evil dog-men (Book of Lost Things)? c'mon...

>apparently, this is a popular title for all kids of stuff...

>and this one too is a movie, or will be soon...

4 comments:

Rhinoa said...

I have this on my TBR pile for this year and am looking forward to it lots. I hope it gets better for you and becomes a little more original.

Anonymous said...

J.R.R.R.R.R.Tolkien was not just a contemporary of Lewis but one of his closest friends. Tolkien was one of the Oxford dons that persuaded Lewis that theism made sense. They both were members of The Inklings, a group of writers who would get together at pubs and share their drafts -- pre-computer bloggers, really. Lewis Carroll died the year Clive Staples (such an uggggly name) was born.

Signed, A. N. Onymous

James said...

The second one is better.

JK said...

I knew Lewis & Tolkien were buds, and was fairly sure Alice's, ahem, friend was before their time...

you're not making fun of my stuttering, are you Annnnnonymous? Or is Tolk's name supposed to be said with a Spanish accent?