Saturday, June 25, 2022

Tolkien and the Eagles

 I had wondered this myself, but I didn't expect this answer.


james said...

Good answer.
I guess it's a problem for any craftsman--work hard enough on making the story and background solid, and people expect it to be as good as the Craftsman's work.

I suppose everybody makes typos, and because Gene Wolfe loved to make critical points depend on "throw-away" details like a woman's hair changing from one chapter to the next, fans confidently create very complicated explanations over things I suspect were typos.

Korora said...

And in one Lord Peter Wimsey short story, Dorothy L. Sayers disguised a vital clue as a typo.