Monday, May 4, 2009

SIGURD AND GUDRUN Preview

So, if like me you're waiting with bated breath for the release of the new Tolkien book tomorrow, here are two v. nice snippets to enjoy in the meantime.


(I)
The first lets you read Christopher's Foreword (or at least a part therefrom), which tells a lot about what's in the book.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_83561953_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000290703&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=special-offers-2&pf_rd_r=1QM645X4Q14JAVKRTMWG&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=467264653&pf_rd_i=0007317239


(II)
The second lets you hear some of Brian Cox's reading from the forthcoming audiobook, which sounds v. nice, as well as shows some of the folks at HarperCollins who work on their Tolkien books, which is also nice. If you watch closely, at one point you can see Tolkien's original manuscript for two stanzas (sixteen lines) of the work.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Legend-Sigurd-Gudrún-J-Tolkien/dp/0007317239/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241486297&sr=1-1
[scroll down the page and click on the "Watch a Related Video" bit. I've given the link for the amazon.co.uk entry on the book, because the amazon.com video teaser is about one-third shorter.]


This is going to be a good one. Only one day to go . . .

--John R.

2 comments:

Pax said...

For anyone interested, there's also a Tom Shippey review posted here-

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6232731.ece

Whitefrozen said...

i assume you read this and loved it, as i did. excellent work, so glad it was published.