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Offline Mike D. aka jmiked

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LotR from the Mordor perspective
« on: February 21, 2011, 05:02:13 pm »
Ever wonder what the people in Mordor thought about the goings-on of Frodo and his bunch of busy-bodies?

Here's the link to an English translation (PDF, ODT, MOBI) of a parody/novel written by a Russian (posted with permission of the author):

http://ymarkov.livejournal.com/270570.html

URL copied from Slashdot. I havent read any of the material, but I have downloaded the book.

Blog post on the subject at:

http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2011/02/15/last_ringbearer/index.html

Note: If you are emotionally attached to the Lord of the Rings series, you may want to give it a pass.

This may be the ultimate in fan-fiction.  ;D

Mike
« Last Edit: February 21, 2011, 05:19:09 pm by jmiked »

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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 06:05:17 pm »
    I heard about this, thanks for the link!
        
      

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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 01:40:31 pm »
    Sort of like Wind Done Gone, where the author rewrote Gone With The Wind from the perspective of the slaves.

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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 02:50:42 pm »
    That different perspective reminds me of a nonficion history book called A People's Guide To The History Of The United States by Howard Zinn, which takes the commoners approach to recalling the key moments in history.

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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 03:16:37 pm »
    I like it.  We always took the enemy's perspective in Special Ops.  Know yourself, know your enemy.
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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 03:40:43 pm »
    I love it when the bad guys win.

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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 09:02:03 pm »
    Sort of like Wind Done Gone, where the author rewrote Gone With The Wind from the perspective of the slaves.
    Laura Miller, author of the salon.com article brings that up. She says, It should be said on behalf The Last Ringbearer that it is superior to Wind Done Gone as both literature and entertainment.
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    Re: LotR from the Mordor perspective
    « Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 03:38:00 pm »
    Jacqueline Carey actually wrote a fantasy series based on that concept...written from the bad guys point of view. Forget what it's called though...

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